Instant Pot Texas Caviar

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recipe by Urvashi Pitre

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 15mins
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based on 1 ratings

Nope, not even a hint of caviar in this. This dish makes an appearance at most summer barbecues in Texas. The dressing doesn’t contain any mayonnaise, which makes it safer for picnics and barbecues where it might be sitting out for hours in the heat. The fresh vegetables lend a nice contrast to the creamy peas, and the tangy vinaigrette finishes it all off rather well.

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


  • Water icon
    2 cups (about 480 g)
  • Dried black-eyed peas icon
    Dried black-eyed peas
    1 cup (about 240 g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    ½ cup (about 109.2 g)
  • Apple cider vinegar icon
    Apple cider vinegar
    3 tbsp (about 45 g)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    1 tsp (about 2.1 g)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    2 tbsp (about 27 g)
  • Salt icon
    2 tsp (about 12 g)
  • Ancho chili powder icon
    Ancho chili powder
    ½ tsp (about 1.33 g)
  • Yellow onion icon
    Yellow onion
    1 cup (about 163.2 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    ½ cup (about 14.4 g)
  • Jalapeño pepper icon
    Jalapeño pepper
    1 tbsp (about 5.7 g)
  • Roma tomato icon
    Roma tomato
    2 (about 120 g)


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add water and dried black-eyed peas to the inner pot
  2. Mix
  3. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  4. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 10 min
  5. Natural release
  6. Drain and let cool
  7. Add extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, ground cumin, lemon juice, salt and ancho chili powder to a clean large mixing bowl
  8. Whisk together
  9. Add yellow onion, cilantro, jalapeño pepper and roma tomato to the large mixing bowl
  10. Transfer beans to large mixing bowl
  11. Stir gently until combined
  12. Season to taste
  13. Let rest - 1 hr
  14. Serve
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