Pressure Cooker Texas Caviar has the right combination of southern ingredients to make your taste buds sing! This is a great vegan salad that is both healthy and delicious.
Pressure Cooker Texas Caviar
You’ve never heard of Texas Caviar? Clearly, you don’t live in Texas! It’s a staple fresh salad, with the right combination of southern ingredients like black-eyed peas and Mexican ingredients like jalapeños and ground cumin, to make your taste buds sing.
You make black-eyed peas in your Instant Pot (10 mins at HP, with no soaking, yay!), and while the beans cook, you chop up your raw ingredients. I use a Kuhn Rikon Pull String chopper to make this easy for me (affiliate link, thanks for supporting my blogging habit) because of my RA-jacked up hands but also becomes it dices very evenly and I like how it makes the salad look, as you see below.
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The steps for this Pressure Cooker Texas Caviar are very easy:
- Cook un-soaked black-eyed peas, 10 mins HP, NPR
- Cut up veggies
- Make quick dressing
- Mix everything together and let it marinate, serve at room temperature.
EQUIPMENT YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE THIS INSTANT POT PRESSURE COOKER TEXAS CAVIAR:
- Instant Pot Mini Duo, or Instant pot 6 quarts, or Instant Pot 8 Quarts
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- My favorite Cutting Board
- Good set of Kitchen Knives
- Pull chopper to make your veggies evenly-sized and make chopping go faster
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Pressure Cooker Texas Caviar has the right combination of southern ingredients to make your taste buds sing!
- 1 cup dried black-eyed peas
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup onion diced
- 2 Roma tomatoes diced
- 1/2 c chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon jalapeño peppers diced
- Cook black-eyed peas in 2 cups of water for 10 mins at high pressure and let them release pressure naturally. Drain excess water when done.
- Meanwhile, diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and cilantro into even shapes (I used this chopper)
- Whisk together all the dressing ingredients.
- Once the beans have cooled somewhat, add vegetables and pour in dressing, mix well and taste.
- Adjust lemon juice, vinegar, and salt as needed for tangy taste. Resist the urge to over-salt at this juncture, as the salad will get saltier as it melds.
- Allow salad to rest for 1 hour or so, before serving at room temperature.
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.