Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Del Monte Sweepstakes

I was given the honor of participating in a product kick off hosted by Del Monte. They are also doing a HUGE Pinterest Sweepstakes with this launch. I was sent 1 can of Del Monte Petite Cut diced tomatoes with Green Chilies and a 1 can of Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies. I was asked to make a recipe using those ingredients. I was also given a $25 gift card to help purchase additional items to make my dish.

When I told my husband what I had to do, he got super excited and asked that I make a dish called Texas Caviar. I had never heard of it, and I was game. The recipe is posted below.

First off, I thought the green chilies and the chipotle chilies were going to be really spicy and hot, but they are not. They have a really nice zesty/tangy taste to them. There are different variations to the recipe, some just calling for diced tomatoes. I’m really glad I used Del Monte’s as they really made the Texas Caviar come to life.
This is just one recipe that would be perfect with the green chilies and the chipotle chilies, but there are so many more. I know another one would be quesadillas. We love Mexican food in my house, and I know we will be buying some and making quesadillas soon.
The new Del Monte Southwestern-Style Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes are the perfect way to spice up main dishes and snacking recipes.
Del Monte canned tomatoes, fruits and vegetables contain the same essential nutrients as fresh varieties.
The majority of Del Monte products are picked at the peak of ripeness and canned on the same day, to ensure nutrients and flavor are locked in.
Texas Caviar:

4 cups of cooked black-eyed peas (2 15-ounce cans, rinsed and   drained)
8 green onions, just the green parts thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 can of Del Monte Petite Cut diced tomatoes with Green Chilies
1 can of Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies.
1 yellow bell pepper, seeds and stem removed, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and black pepper, to taste

1 In a medium bowl, stir together the black-eyed peas, green onion greens, cilantro, Green Chilies, Chipotle Chilies bell pepper, and garlic.
2 In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and cumin. Pour over the black-eyed pea mixture. Stir to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Best chilled for several hours. Serve cold as a side salad or with tortilla chips.
One Lucky winner will receive:
1 can of Del Monte Petite Cut diced tomatoes with Green Chilies
1 can of Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies
$25.00 Visa gift card.

          In addition to the prize above Del Monte is hosting a HUGE sweepstakes. Following the rules below you can enter to win a Sony 55” LED TV, Bose home theater system and Sony Blu-ray Player (ARV $4779.00 USD)
Here is how to get started:
Follow the Del Monte Brand on Pinterest
Create a Pinterest board named “Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off”
Pin at least two (2) Del Monte Tomato Recipes from the “Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off” Pinterest board and at least two (2) football entertaining ideas
Register your Pinterest board to the Del Monte page from January 21st through February 15th to be entered into the Del Monte® Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off Sweepstakes program
Get ready for a chance to win one of the many prizes available, including an ultimate entertainment package with a Sony® 55” LED TV, Bose® home theater system and Sony® Blu-ray player (ARV $4,779.00 USD). 
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Official Sweepstake Rules can be found at

The Del Monte products, information and two gift packs have been provided by Del Monte. 


  1. I'd probably make chili. I love chili, and it's so cold outside right now, that would be perfect!

  2. I would like to make the
    Savory Tomato Angel Hair

    from del monte recipes.

  3. I'd make a spaghetti with meat sauce.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  4. I would make goulash with Del Monte tomatoes.

  5. I would make chicken enchiladas. :)

  6. I'd make a big pot of chili.

  7. I'd make mexican lasagna!

    underwater at aquariann dot com

  8. I would make some stuffed bell peppers

  9. I'd make a slow cooker chili

  10. I would make some cheese enchiladas.

  11. I would have to make chili for sure ! Yum! Love Del Monte

  12. I would make something mexican and vegetarian for sure but would have to look around to find the perfect recipe.

  13. I would make the 10 minute chili!

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

  14. I would make enchilada's! Thanks!
    mindingmymatters76 at gmail dot com

  15. I'd make chili and santa fe wraps!
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

  16. Chili!

    Just a note: The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'; the Rafflecopter connects to this email: annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  17. salsa and 7 layer dip
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  18. chicken fajitas or chili! thanks!

  19. so many things to make! enchiladas. chili! quesadillas!

  20. The firt thing I would make is chili. We do that a lot during the winter, especially for Game Days!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  21. I would love to try the chipotle chili tomatoes in my chili recipe!

  22. I would make chili
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

  23. 1. I used it today for dinner making stuffed Shells and this as the topping--it is so good

  24. 2 just wanted to show you my board --

  25. 3. I am subscribed to The Nurse Mommy as

  26. 4. I am following you on Pinterest as Dianna Thomas---

  27. Homemade veggie chili for me!

  28. I would make one of our favorite meals that involved diced tomatoes - mashed potatoes topped with a green bean/ground turkey/diced tomato/spiced mixture.

  29. Classic spaghetti and meatballs for me!

  30. I'd make white chili with the green chilies - thank you!

  31. Chili sounds like the perfect winter comfort food loaded with stewed tomatoes!

  32. I'd make some chili in my crockpot!

  33. I'd try the recipe you've posted - I've heard of Texas Caviar, but never tried it!

  34. If I won, I would make a taco
    salad :)

  35. I would make Chili.. or maybe even add it in my Spaghetti sauce!