My friend, Pam, gave me this recipe. She called it "Hillbilly Caviar" and said she got it from Southern Living magazine. It's an attractive, healthy, filling, vegan appetizer, and it makes a very decent amount for a small crowd of 20 or so. Serve it with scoop-style chips or anything that can be hollowed (like maybe thick zuchinni slices).
1 can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can niblet corn, drained
1 can chopped tomatoes, drained (I used the fire-roasted kind of chopped tomatoes, and it worked very nicely.)
1 green bell pepper, seeded, deveined, and chopped
1 orange bell pepper, seeded, deveined, and chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped (white or yellow works fine, too)
vegan Italian dressing, to coat
something to scoop the caviar with (like scoop-style chips or any edible, hollow thing - see intro)
Mix first 7 ingredients, then add just enough vegan Italian dressing to coat everything. Serve with scoop-style chips (or any hollow edible thing - see intro).