Cowboy Caviar: A healthy dish for your next tailgate
by Kim Becker
Packed with colorful ingredients that just happen to be healthy, this will be a hit at your next tailgate.
Not only is it loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber, it’s super easy and extremely delicious. I have no idea how it got its name, but cowboy caviar is a mix between a salsa and a dip but could also be a salad. Serve with tortilla chips or over a bed of chopped lettuce as a salad. It makes a perfect side paired with a grilled chicken breast.
¼ cup olive oil
1 lime, juiced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (15 oz.) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (12 oz.) pkg. frozen corn, or 1 (14 oz.) can
¾ cup chopped red onion
1 cup diced bell pepper, diced (red, yellow, orange or a combination)
1 cup chopped Roma or cherry tomatoes
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley)
1 jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
1 bag whole grain tortilla chips
In a large bowl, whisk dressing ingredients. Peel, pit, and cut avocado into 1/2-inch cubes. Add to dressing mixture and mix gently to coat.
Add peas, beans, corn, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeno to dressing. Mix gently to coat.
Serve with chips.
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