Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cowboy Caviar


I adapted this recipe, that I got from my friend Nicole, and it is ALWAYS a hit. There are never leftovers. I've had lots of requests for the recipe, so here it is!




INGREDIENTS:
1 (11oz) can white shoepeg corn, drained & rinsed
1 (15oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 (10 oz) can Rotel tomatoes, with juice
2 ripe avocados, diced
2/3 c. red onion, chopped
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
2/3 c. cilantro, chopped
a few dashes of tabasco (optional)

Combine all ingredients, adding avocados last, and toss gently. Serve with chips.
I normally don't use the tabasco since the Rotel tomatoes add a little spice, but if you like extra spice...go for it!

NOTE: my store was out of shoepeg corn, so I used canned yellow corn and still turned out great! If you don't have black beans, use black-eyed peas, or whatever you've got! Or if you have a plethora of fresh tomatoes from your garden, use those instead of the Rotel. It's a very versatile recipe and can be adapted to your liking.




YUM!!

35 comments:

Sarah said...

YUM!! I love cowboy caviar. I will have to try your version too. It seems like everyone has their own version that makes it just a little bit different. I've never had one with avocado in it.

Rose and Heather said...

(Heather) Coming from a country background and having a Redo brother, I know he will love eating this! I am going to see him soon! Can't wait to make this for him.

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Just Jaime said...

I LOVE Cowboy Caviar! This makes me hungry!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Oh man! I am totally hungry now! This recipe looks divine! I will have to try it very soon! Thanks for sharing!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh I just love cowboy caviar! Hmmm...this may be making an appearance at our house this weekend. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at our Inspiration Friday party this week!
Vanessa

Heidi said...

This looks so yummy! I may have to try it sometime.

junescott said...

Yum! Great recipe, Brittany! Definitely making this for the next pot luck! Thanks for sharing.

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

Sounds yummy! I'm definitely going to make this!

Jenny said...

This looks so good! I'll have to try it.

ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

Hi, I wanted to thank you for visiting Cast Party Wednesday last week. I would love it if came back tomorrow and shared more of your recipes with me.
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

Lolly Jane said...

This looks SOOOO good- I am making it this weekend FOR SURE :)

Thanks for linkin this up with us! We featured you today!
http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com/2011/07/wgw-20.html

Happy weekend! :) xo

Barn Owl Primitives said...

this looks so yummy! can't wait to make some!
i'm sharing this on my facebook page ~ www.facebook.com/barnowlprimitives

happy summer to you! xo ~ kristi

BRITTANY said...

Thanks Kristi!!

Erin Smith said...

This looks amazing! I'm gluten-free and this is a perfect snack.

Ashley said...

Making it this weekend! Thank you!

Carol said...

I would recommend using fresh lime juice instead of the red wine vinegar.

itsjustme said...

I am so excited to try this!! Thanks for the recipe!

Sarah

Tracy B said...

There is a tasty recipe on the back of the Aldi's brand restaurant style tortilla chips that is similar to this (that's why this one caught my eye!), but with more beans, and NO tomatoes (of course you could add them if you wish). We didn't think we'd like it but we can't get enough of it! So thanks for posting this! We will definitely be trying it!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness this was so good and made a huge hit with the potluck I took it to. Its so good, you can eat it with a spoon! Yum! Highly recommended

Casey said...

I made this and it is so good! I don't like avacados so I like to use chopped black olives instead, and I use chopped green onions instead of the red onion. And just a tip, this dip is soooo much better the next day or two after you make it, when the flavors have had time to meld together. Yummy~!

Anonymous said...

I made this for the Superbowl 2012 "Go Giants" It was a touchdown!
I added some fresh tomatoes (for color) and about 1/4c of green onion. Other then that followed the recipe to the T.
Thanks!

Christy B said...

I made this for my son's 1st Birthday party. It was awesome! We ate it like a cold salad with a spoon, not as a dip with chips. Delish!

Anonymous said...

i have been looking for this recipe for years! didn't know what it was called. made many attempts but never could get it quite right. thank you! :)

Sand Castles and Snow Forts said...

Looks delightful! Thanks for sharing.

Sheryl Rolin said...

I have made one similar to this but def want to try yours. Never thought of red wine vinegar but love it. However when I smoke my meat I throw lots of corn on the cobs on there also as well as cook black beans (which I soaked over night) onions, basically everything over the smoke. It is so good. A lot of work in a way but love the smoke taste. Since I grow my own tomatoes I have an abundance of them. But if I was to use canned. Those are my favorite.

Carin said...

I must tell you - I found this recipe on Pinterest one night at work while looking for something to bring to our potluck. Well, since then I've made it at least 10 times and my co-workers make up "family dinner" nights and the like just so I'll bring this in. It is so freeking good!

Anonymous said...

Never had it with the avocado before. Will have to try your version. Cowboy caviar is always a hit at our parties. Thanks for posting a different (at least for us) version. Looking forward to making it.

Anonymous said...

I make something VERY similar to this, only I add chopped tri-colored peppers, black olives and pasta (and chick peas too for extra protein). It is always the favorite pasta salad at every cookout!

brenda bynum said...

I've made a similar recipe with roasted corn in place of canned yellow corn. Love cowboy caviar!

Anonymous said...

This is a great vegan recipe for my friends that can't have regular dips. thanks for the recipe

LaVerne said...

Why would anybody want fish eggs when he could have this????

Kay said...

This was a hit at my house. My daughter says it's a keeper.

Suburban Epicurean said...

I stumbled upon your recipe via Pinterest & it looks so good! Can't wait to test it out!! :) thanks for posting

Anonymous said...

we make this all the time. Great recipe! Get home from work and whip it out of the fridge while getting dinner ready ... so good!

Anonymous said...

if you want to add something different, look for pickled cactus (near the Mexican food @ the grocery) rinse & dice - awesome! Lime juice also adds another level