Monday, July 2, 2007

Cowboy Caviar

Gluten Free Cowboy Caviar

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 can white corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1/2 jalapeno, chopped (optional)

In a large bowl, put beans, peas, corn, cilantro, green onions, tomatoes, and avocados. In a separate container mix together the vinegar, oil, garlic, cumin, and optional jalapeno(the jalapeno will make it pretty spicy, so add at your own risk). Pour over the bean mixture, and very carefully stir. Let stand for at least 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips.

I tried this at a New Years party a few years ago and was amazed! This is such a tasty alternative to the standard salsa and guacamole. Plus, it's pretty healthy, chockful of veggies and beans. You could even use it in place of meat for tacos and burritos, or atop a salad. The recipe is found all over the internet, with subtle changes here and there. You can make more dressing, or add more veggies, or do whatever your heart desires. I took this to my family dinner last night, and they loved it. A double batch was gone. I was so sad for no leftovers. I'll just have to make more. Enjoy!


Liz said...

I will make sure Mike wears his cowboy boots when I make it (he has a pair from your uncle bill).

Mumsy said...

I have always wanted to try this.