Texas Caviar … aka Black Bean Salsa

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If you are on our Facebook page you may have seen us posting about a delicious black bean salsa that we tasted at a church class we were doing a few weeks ago. The nice lady who made it gave us the recipe (which is made completely out of shelf stable ingredients) and taught us a few things about food storage too. She was awesome. Anyway, we knew we had to share it with all of you so here ya go!

Texas Caviar - AKA Black Bean Salsa

Texas Caviar (Black Bean Salsa)

½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. pepper
¼ C. olive oil
¾ C. Vinegar
1/3 C sugar

Rinse and Drain:
1 can each: black eyed peas, pinto and black beans (can also use dry beans)
1 C. corn (reserve liquid) or freeze-dried corn
1 small jar pimento or roasted Red Peppers
1 Green and/or red pepper dehydrated (reconstitute in juice from corn)

Mix all Ingredients. Make 4-6 hours ahead of time. Serve with tortilla chips.

The Process


REHYDRATING the veggies in corn juice

The CHUNKY mixture (drained)

The LIQUID mixture

The glorious FINAL RESULT

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  • scrapcatb

    Sounds good and very similar to one I make but instead of the rehydrated veggies I use canned salsa. YUM!

  • Nana5

    Can this be put up in canning jars and what would be the shelf life?

    • I’m not sure, but I would guess that you would look at instructions for canning the beans and kind of follow that but with this recipe. It would be similar shelf life to other home canned goods. Usually 1-2 years. If you try it, let us know how it turns out. I would love to have jars of this on hand!

      • DebbieLee

        You would have to omit the oil and add it before you serve. Other than that, it can be canned. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  • Jodi and Julie,  I recently subscribed to you newsletter and I just want to say thanks!  I have finally managed to get a year supply of the basics, I’m a bit of a health nut so mine looks a little different 😉  but I’m ready to add more freeze dried and dried fruits and veggies etc.  We eat A LOT of fresh along with our food storage items everyday but in the event we don’t have access to fresh I want to be prepared and able to make things like the recipe in this post and still have them be healthy.  Do you have suggestions?  What are your favorite most affordable brands of freeze dried foods?  Thanks again! 

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