June 5, 2016

Healthy Texas Caviar

This fun and colorful 9-ingredient Texas Caviar (aka cowboy caviar) is an awesome make-ahead picnic/party dish, especially when served with chips for dipping! It's a great choice when feeding the masses because it's accommodating to most dietary lifestyles - it's naturally vegan, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free. I also love keeping a batch handy in the fridge to pull out for quick snacks - grazer-style 😉 Hope you enjoy it too. Happy summer!

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Vegan, gluten-free
Serves about 10
Adapted from Whole Foods Market

2 cans black eyed peas
15 oz. can black beans
1 cup organic corn (I thaw frozen corn)
1 bell pepper (I use 1/2 green, 1/2 red)
1/2 small red onion
Optional additions: jalapeno, tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, avocado, etc.

{For the dressing}
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Juice from 1/2 lemon, more to taste
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. salt

Make the dressing: in small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients.
Rinse and drain beans. Dice bell pepper and finely dice onion.
In a large bowl, add beans, bell pepper, onion, and corn. Add dressing and toss well to combine.
Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours (it tastes best after flavors blend).

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  1. Hey, thanks so much for all your recipes. I love that they are all easy, inexpensive, and use local ingredients. I also like how all the meals are so balanced. This is my new favorite food blog :) - Erin McCarty

    1. Hey Erin! Aww, super sweet of you to say - I'm honored! Makes my day to hear people enjoying the recipes so much :) Hope you have a great weekend!