Alicia's Texas Caviar
2 bell peppers (I do one yellow and one red), finely diced
2 stalks of celery, finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely diced
1 can black-eyed peas, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
juice of 1 lime
salt & pepper
approx. 1/4 cup zesty Italian dressing
Mix everything together in a large bowl, cover, and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with tortilla chips (my favorite for this is the Tostitos with a hint of lime), Fritos, or even with shredded chicken as a salad. Make sure to taste some of the caviar on a chip and add salt, pepper, or dressing as needed.
Everyone has their own version of Texas Caviar, and here are a few other things you can add: black olives, tomatoes (even a can of Rotel), avocado, green onions, jalapenos, or chickpeas.