Splendid Texas Caviar
15 ounces cans of black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 The juice of lime
1 ripe roma tomato, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons of good quality salsa verde
a few drops of your favorite hot sauce
(green Tabasco gives nice flavor without heat)
Mix together all of the ingredients together and allow them to sit in the refrigerator for 5 hours or overnight (if you can).
It's best if you take the beans out of the refrigerator about an hour before serving to bring them to room temperature.