Allergy-Friendly Redneck Caviar

Last week, I was craving redneck caviar. You know, that dip with black eyed peas and corn and tomatoes. But because my diet is restricted due to nursing a baby with food allergies, I was determined to come up with my own version of redneck caviar that didn’t include using a bottle of store-bought zesty Italian dressing (which includes dairy and soybean oil).

Allergy-friendly redneck caviar

Instead, I made up my own dressing for the recipe and even added in fresh tomatoes and avocado—because everything is better with avocado. So if you’re looking for a fresh summer recipe to take to your next gathering with friends or family, this is it! Even my allergy kid gobbled it up at the pool last week.

allergy-friend redneck caviar

To make this dish free of the top 8 allergens, be sure to use a brand like Whole Food’s 365 Worcestershire sauce, which does not contain anchovies like other name brands.

Allergy-Friendly Redneck Caviar

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1.5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • juice from 1 lime
  • dash of hot pepper sauce, to taste

Dip Ingredients:

  • 1 can black-eyed peas, drained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained (or use 1.5 cups fresh corn)
  • 1 can fire-roasted Rotel tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1/2 diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 diced orange bell pepper
  • 1 diced jalapeno
  • 1/2 diced onion
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, diced
  1. Blend dressing ingredients with hand blender or vigorously with a hand whisk so that it emulsifies. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine all dip ingredients and gently fold to mix.
  3. Stir in dressing and refrigerate at least 6 hours.
  4. Taste test and add more salt or hot sauce as needed.
  5. Serve with chips. Serve on top of tacos. Serve on top of fish or chicken. It’s versatile!


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