Cowboy Caviar goes by a lot of names. Texas Caviar, black bean salsa, or Southwestern bean dip. No matter what you call it, this classic relish dip should make frequent appearances at your summer cookouts.
Don’t ask me why this is called Cowboy Caviar because I have no idea. What I do know though is that it is yummy. I got the recipe from my sister in law Jayna who fixed it for Grandma and Grandpa Wilkes’ 80th birthday party a few years ago.
It has become a favorite summer appetizer at our house, especially when tomatoes are in season. Once I took it to a potluck and so did two other women. They were all slightly different versions and I have to say – I liked this version the best.
It has a bit of chopping involved – tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and green onions but goes together quick. I like to refrigerate it for a while before serving so all the flavors can meld together. We used tortilla chips to dip.
Be sure and add the avocado in right before serving so it doesn’t turn brown. Do you have a favorite summer appetizer?
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Cowboy Caviar Recipe
- 1 can corn drained
- 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
- 5 roma tomatoes seeds removed and diced
- 1 bunch green onions chopped
- 1 bunch cilantro chopped
- 1 cup Zesty Italian salad dressing
- 1 lime
- 1 avocado chopped
- Combine corn, beans, tomatoes, green onion and cilantro. Stir to combine
- Add juice of lime and dressing
- Just before serving add avocado
- Serve cold with chips