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Cowboy Caviar

A wonderful and vibrant salsa with a Texas flair, Cowboy Caviar is ideal for gatherings, picnics, or as a cool side dish. With its vibrant dressing, fresh veggies, and beans, this dish is sure to impress everyone and bring a taste explosion to any get-together.

Tasting Notes

The combination of crisp vegetables, hearty beans, and a tangy dressing creates a harmonious blend of textures and flavors. The refreshing crunch of peppers and corn complements the creamy black beans and avocado, while the cilantro and lime add a zing that makes this Cowboy Caviar irresistible.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Kitchen Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine black beans, black-eyed peas, corn, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, avocado, and cilantro.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice, honey, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the vegetable mixture and gently toss until everything is well coated.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Before serving, give the Cowboy Caviar a final gentle stir and adjust seasoning if needed.

Pro Tips

  • For added heat, include diced jalapeños or a pinch of red pepper flakes in the dressing.
  • Make a larger batch and store it in an airtight container for a quick and healthy snack.

Variations

  • Swap black-eyed peas with black beans or vice versa for a different texture.
  • Experiment with different types of beans or add diced mango for a tropical twist.

FAQs

Can I make Cowboy Caviar ahead of time?

Yes, Cowboy Caviar actually tastes better when allowed to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.

How long does Cowboy Caviar last in the fridge?

It can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days, though it’s best enjoyed fresh.

Yield: 6 cups

Cowboy Caviar

cowboy caviar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine black beans, black-eyed peas, corn, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, avocado, and cilantro.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice, honey, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the vegetable mixture and gently toss until everything is well coated.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Before serving, give the Cowboy Caviar a final gentle stir and adjust seasoning if needed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1.5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g
Cowboy Caviar

Written by Patricia M

Welcome to "My Cooking Recipes," a culinary treasure trove where passion for food meets the warmth of home cooking. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma who has spent a lifetime in the kitchen, weaving love into every dish. This website is my canvas, showcasing not only my personal creations but also handpicked recipes from across the web. Here, you'll find a blend of traditional family favorites and innovative culinary experiments, all designed to inspire and delight.

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