Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cowboy Caviar

We love Cowboy Caviar around here.

We had actually forgotten just how much.

I haven't made it since last summer.

What on earth was I thinking?

Pinterest and a link to here thankfully reminded me of this lovely dip.

We eat it with chips, as a sandwich with grilled chicken or on salads.

The little one wasn't too crazy about it unfortunately.

Mine today wasn't very pretty.

My avocados were just too ripe.

It made everything so creamy.

Just perfect for a sandwich or salad topper.


1 can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can shoepeg corn, drained and rinsed
4-5 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
2-3 diced avocados, ripe but still firm
4 green onions, sliced thin (I used 1/2 purple onion diced finely because that's all I had)
around 1/2 to 3/4 cup Zesty Italian dressing
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped finely
1-2 limes
ground pepper and salt to taste

Drain and rinse the black eyed peas, black beans, and corn. Add to a large bowl. Dice the tomatoes, making sure the seeds and insides are removed. You want to do this to make sure that there isn't too much liquid in the dip. Add the diced tomatoes and cilantro to the bowl. Slice the green onions finely (or purple onion) and add to the bowl. Dice the avocado and squeeze a little of the lime juice over the avocados so they don't brown as quickly. Squeeze the rest of the lime juice into the bowl. Add the Italian dressing and stir to coat all the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Chill in the refrigerator until cold and flavors have marinated together. This is best served the same day as prepared. Serve with tortilla chips

1 comment:

  1. I think we call ours Texas Caviar. I love this stuff. I need to go look up my recipe, I think it's similar to yours. YUMMMMM!