Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cowboy Caviar

It's starting to cool off a little bit, and I'm getting back into the groove of cooking, taking pictures, and trying to start blogging more!  I have quite the list of recipes to make that involve my oven.

When I was thinking of a recipe to take to a recent get together, I remembered hearing about Cowboy Caviar.  So I turned to Google, since I've never made it before.  There's about a million different ways to make this dish, which is awesome!  I looked through a dozen or so recipes and saw what they had in common.  Beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocado.  Then I added a few other things to make it more up my alley, and it was gobbled up!

As you're getting ready to gear up for your Labor Day parties, give this recipe at try!  Super quick to put together, and can incorporate some of the veggies from your garden.  It's one of those dishes you can't decide if you should just eat it with a spoon or make the effort to scoop with chips.

I love dips like this, that are chunky and full of flavor.  Even more when it involves things that I always have in my house!  Except for the cilantro, we don't always have that. . .

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  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn, rinsed
  • 2-3 tomatoes, diced
  • 1-2 bell peppers, diced
  • 2-3 avocado, diced
  • approx 5 green onions, chopped
  • handful cilantro, minced finely
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • corn chips, for serving
Combine the above (except the chips) in a large bowl.  Stir gently, so as not to destroy the avocado, and let chill for about 30 minutes before serving so the flavors will mix together nicely.  Serve with corn chips.

Linked up at: Meatless Monday, Tailgating Time 2.0, Totally Tasty Tuesdays,



  1. I love this! I've never heard of cowboy caviar, but it will fit in well with some of my more landlocked-loving family and friends :) Thanks for sharing this fun dish.

  2. I've really got to try sounds wonderful (without the avacado..I'm weird)

  3. I love cowboy caviar! Perfect fall food! Thanks for joining tailgating time.

  4. Oh, I love cowboy caviar! This is a FAB recipe and a great meatless dish! I found it on the Tailgate link party!

  5. This looks tasty! I've been looking for a cowboy caviar recipe for my tailgating 2.0 series and would love to have you as a guest post!

    Let me know what you think!

    Warm regards,


  6. YUMMY!! Thanks for linking this up for Tailgating Time!


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