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High-Protein Texas Caviar Pasta Salad (265 grams of protein in a pot)

I discovered Texas Caviar last week and things have never been the same! It’s the name of a salad with a base of black-eyed peas, corn, and black beans and a mixture of vegetables. Normally it is served with chips, but I decided to add pasta and a few extra ingredients to turn this dish into a source of high protein with 265 grams in each pot!


  • 2 Boxes of Barilla Protein Penne Pasta
  • 1 can of corn
  • 2 cans of black-eyed peas
  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 6 roma tomatoes
  • 3 tsp. of garlic
  • 2 diced habanero peppers
  • 2 jalapeños 
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 3 bunches of green onions
  • 2 bunches of cilantro
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 1/2 onions
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. of dried basil
  • 8 oz. bottle of Italian Dressing

Step 1: Boil a pot of water. Once it has reached a boil, add the penne pasta to the pot and cook it until the pasta becomes tender. After it is tender, drain the excess water.

Step 2: Add the cans of corn, black-eyed peas, black beans, and add the garlic into the pot and stir. 

Step 3: Chop the habanero peppers, jalapeños, roma tomatoes, green bell pepper, orange bell pepper, green onions, cilantro, and parsley and saute them in a pan on medium heat along with the garlic powder and basil.

Step 4: Once the chopped vegetables have sautéed, add the vegetables and the bottle of Italian dressing into the pot with the pasta and stir. Refrigerate it for two hours and serve.

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