Tailgater Caviar - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Tailgater Caviar

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Servings:Makes 24 servingsServing Size:1/4 cupRecipe Cost:$5.88Cost per Serving:$0.25

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Tailgater Cavia


  • 1, 15-ounce can low-sodium black beans
  • 1, 15-ounce can no-salt added black-eyed peas
  • 1, 15-ounce can no salt-added white corn
  • 1, 15-ounce can no salt-added yellow corn
  • 2, 10 -ounce cans no salt-added mild diced tomatoes, and green chilies
  • 1 1/2 cups light Italian dressing
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • Optional ingredients: onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, pepper, and cilantro


  1. Wash hands with warm water and soap, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Open the cans of black beans and black-eyed peas. Pour into a colander and rinse with water. Add to bowl.
  3. Open cans of white corn, yellow corn, and 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Drain using a colander. Add to bowl.
  4. Add 1 1/2 cups Italian dressing, and stir to combine.
  5. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir well.
  6. Optional : Add diced bell pepper, diced onion, chopped cilantro, and/or minced jalapeño pepper. Be sure to wash all produce before cutting.
  7. Cover, and let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour but preferably overnight.
  8. Serve with tortilla chips.
  9. Store leftovers in a covered container within 2 hours. Eat within 3-4 days.


Make it a Meal

Tailgater Caviar
Grilled pork
Cheese wedge

Source: Healthy Choices for Everybody Curriculum : Adapted from Jeffrey Hines, Lexington, Kentucky, 2011 Food and Nutrition Calendar.

90 calories; 3.5g fat; 0g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 0mg cholesterol; 190mg sodium; 13g carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 2g sugar; 0g added sugar; 3g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 2% Daily Value of calcium; 6% Daily Value of iron; 4% Daily Value of potassium.