Mexican Style Cowboy Caviar

Being a Mexican food lover, I created a new recipe that I am calling Mexican Style Cowboy Caviar!  I took an old recipe I found online for Cowboy Caviar and “Mexicanized” it!!

If you have never had Cowboy Caviar, it is a mix of corn, beans, tomatoes and other veggies that make a great chip dip or can just be eaten as a dish by itself.

Mexican Style Cowboy Caviar

Mexican Style Cowboy Caviar

Ingredients

  • 1 medium to large ear of corn, decobbed
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 2/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • scant 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. salsa seasoning (or taco seasoning)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ to 2/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup picanta sauce (optional)
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, adding avocados last, and toss gently.
  2. Serve with chips or with green salad.
http://glutenfreeveganliving.com/mexican-style-cowboy-caviar/

Like most Mexican style recipes, this is very versatile.  For instance, I did not have avocados, so I left them out (and it still tasted good).

The original recipe calls for black-eyed peas rather than black beans, but I would think any of your favorite beans would work.

Black olives would also taste good in this dish.

What would you add to the recipe??

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  1. Comment by Sandy:

    Just to share how versatile this recipe is, someone brought it to our church potluck on Sunday. Her batch contained a mix of black beans, black eyed peas, garbanzo beans and a white bean. She also added carrots and tomatoes. Did not make it Mexican style like my recipe, but it was still delicious!!

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