Saturday, July 31, 2010

Marcie's Cowboy Caviar

Today, Marcie and Evelyn hosted a baby shower for us at Marcie's home. It was a GREAT time - blog post with pics coming soon. There was lots of yummy food and this was definitely one of the favorites. You need to try this - it is so good!


1 15 oz can corn, drained, or 1 ½ cups frozen corn, defrosted
1 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 14 oz can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
2/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2/3 cup green onion, chopped
2 large avocados, chopped (don't get ones that are overly ripe)
1 14oz can diced tomatoes, drained
Tortilla chips

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1-2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 t salt
½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
¼ tsp chipotle chili powder, or to taste

In a colander, drain and rinse the corn and beans. In a separate colander, drain the tomatoes. Chop the cilantro and the green onions. Peel and chop the avocado. For the dressing, mince the garlic. In a small bowl, pour the olive oil and red wine vinegar - whisk to combine. Add to the dressing the minced garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander and chipotle chili powder. Whisk to combine. Into a large bowl combine the corn, beans, cilantro, green onions, avocados and tomato. Gently toss with a large spatula. Pour the dressing over the caviar mixture and gently toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cover and chill until serving time. Can be made several hours in advance. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Makes 6-8 cups.


Annie said...

WOW! That sounds SO GOOD!

Something Happened said...

This made It's second appearance camping and everyone said "oh, I remember this from last year!" Thanks for the recipe everyone apparently enjoyed it since It's all gone, I should have doubled it.


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