If you make ONE dish this summer or for the big game, it absolutely hands-down has to be Cowboy Caviar. This spicy black bean, corn and fresh tomato salsa recipe is AMAZING with the right combination of sweet and spice.
Last summer, I went to a gathering of friends in Central Colorado and one of the gals brought this dish to the party.
People were actually using spoons to eat it, this stuff is so good.
After much debate, we decided it needed an official name.
And being in cowboy country, we quickly realized that this fresh salsa is nothing short of Cowboy Caviar.
Thank goodness she was willing to share her recipe with me. And while this is a “salsa,” I’ll readily admit that this was my lunch this week. Yes, it’s that good!This fresh salsa is nothing short of Cowboy Caviar!!! Click To Tweet
Use Fresh Ingredients
The key to this salsa, in addition to the right combination of flavors is to use fresh ingredients.
Cowboy Cavier Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cup whole kernel corn (or 15oz.)
- 2 cups chopped vine-ripened tomatoes
- 1/4 cup diced jalapeño peppers with the seeds removed
- 1/2 cup small diced red onions
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 15 oz. (1 can) black-eyed peas, drained
- 15 oz. (1 can) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Gently combined the fresh corn tomatoes, black-eyed peas, black beans, onion, green bell pepper and jalapeno peppers.
Season with salad dressing and garlic salt.
Add olive oil and mix well.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Tip: For spicy salsa, keep the seeds from the jalapeños in!
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I prefer to use fresh ingredients as much as possible... but I don't make my own black beans and black-eyed peas! Feel free to use canned items for these ingredients. But the fresher the ingredients for everything else, the better the taste!