Saturday, February 11, 2012

Easy Cowboy Caviar Recipe

For every recipe that requires time, effort and a bunch of cooking paraphernalia you might not own, there's the "do-it-yourself" easy version that tastes great and makes it seem as if you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen.

While I've tried many different cowboy caviar recipes, this is my all-time favorite, and very simple to make.

Cowboy Caviar Recipe

  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans
  • I can (15 oz) black-eyed peas
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of corn (can also use frozen)
  • 1 small onion (can substitute green onions)
  • ½ green pepper
  • ½ cup chopped jalapenos (I use the pickled kind)
  • ¾ cup chopped cilantro
  • garlic salt
  • Zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 lime
To Make:
  • Drain beans, peas & tomatoes
  • Chop onion, green pepper, jalapenos & cilantro
  • Add to bowl, toss
  • Use garlic salt to taste
  • Add ¼ to ½ cup of Italian dressing & fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Toss to coat and let it marinate in the fridge for ~1 hour before serving.

VoilĂ ! Delicious cowboy caviar that'll have your guests asking for the recipe :)

*Photo by Sarah B. Danks*


bizo said...

Is this a dip or a side dish? it sounds delicious but I am confused on how to serve it

Carole said...

It's a dip- but so yummy it'd work as a side dish! but LOVE it with tortilla chips!

Teri Mueller said...

Also very good over lettuce for a salad.

SoMuchFun said...

I also like to add dice up avacodo

fateefa johnson said...

I add a whole chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. maybe a bit less because they are hot.I use some fresh diced tomatoes also. I use tostito scoops to eat it. It's a favorite.

Denise said...

Looks great! What is a serving size and nutritional info?

amarien said...

Should the cans of beans/peas be rinsed as well, or is that part of the marinade?

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