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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cowboy Caviar


This appetizer has become a favorite appetizer in our house and has been for a few years. It is requested frequently by my children, and even my aunt who
hates beans! ( I don't understand how anyone can hate beans, buts she does. However, she can eat her weight in Cowboy Caviar!). It is so healthy I can even justify making it and eating it for dinner. Paired with baked tortilla chips or baked pita chips, it can make a healthy addition to the appetizer table or even to an entire dinner of appetizers.

The recipe has been modified from allrecipes -- I've fine tuned it to our liking.

Cowboy Caviar

1 can black-eyed peas (15 ounce)
1 can black beans (15 ounce) rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen yellow corn, thawed and drained
½ cup chopped red or green onion
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
1 can diced jalapeno peppers (4 ounce)
1 can diced tomatoes, drained (14.5 ounce)
½ cup Italian-style salad dressing mixed with 1/4 cup water
(I used my standard cheater dressing, a one to one combination of Girard's Olde Venice and T. Marzetti's Sweet Italian).
½ teasp garlic powder

In a medium bowl, combine black-eyed peas, black beans, corn, onion, green bell pepper, jalapeno peppers and tomatoes. Season with Italian-style salad dressing and garlic powder; mix well. Cover, and refrigerate overnight to blend flavors. Serve with chips to dip.



jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

Love this appetizer...good balance of carbs, protein and healthy fat. Plus it is most colorful!

Barb, sfo said...

MMM...I'd like that. Looks really healthy too!