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.
- 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)
- Combine all ingredients, adding avocados last, and toss gently.
- Serve with chips or with green salad.
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??