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Cowboy Caviar

At a party several years ago, a friend brought this fresh and delicious appetizer. I asked her for the recipe and brought it to another party the next week. It has since become my signature dish and I am asked to make it all the time. The name “Cowboy Caviar” is rarely used when friends ask me to make an appetizer. They simply say, “Can you bring that corn and bean dip?” It also works as a great side dish!


1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of corn, drained
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped small
4 green onions, chopped small
2 avocados, also chopped into small pieces


½ cup chopped cilantro leaves

1 small red onion chopped small

1 small jalapeno, chopped small

*If you have it, add it. If not, it tastes just as good!

Mixed together and toss with a 1/2 package of Good Season’s Italian Dressing (dry mix), plus 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and 1/8 cup of vinegar. (In a pinch, you can use prepared Italian Dressing.)

Serve with Scoops or any nacho chip!


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