Sunday, February 8, 2009

Cowboy Caviar

Is anyone else just dead tired by the time the weekend rolls around? I stayed up until way to late/early last night putting together valentines and goodies for my primary class so that we could make valentines to send to the missionaries in our ward. Night is just when I get things done. My poor roommates in college would find me scrubbing floors and cleaning bathrooms especially when it was crunch time in school . . . not much has changed . . . except for the fact that I have superman as a husband who knows how to do laundry like it is no ones business, is always helping out in the kitchen and who when dusting tackles the places that I don't get to quite as often as I should. (ignore that last part mom!)
Anywho today was a little piece of heaven because we just hung out, watched a great movie and dozed on and off! A complete opposite for what tomorrow holds, but hey I will take a little R&R when I can get it! Speaking of a little piece of heaven . . . cowboy caviar as we so call it in my fam is something that tastes like it came straight from heaven! My mom always makes a huge batch when she makes it and it always results in at least 5-7 women circled around it eating in a total frenzy (ladies you know this to be true . . . we love munching!) So if you have never tried it (I know their are a million variations) you totally must! It is a delight!
Cowboy Caviar

1 14 oz can Petite diced Tomatoes, with juice
1 can Black Beans, or Black Eyed Peas, drained
1 bag Frozen Sweet Corn
1/2 Bottle Zesty Italian Dressing
3 Avocados, diced
3-4 Green Onions, diced
1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 Lime

1. Drain the beans and mix with the tomatoes, corn, garlic powder, cilantro and Italian dressing. Refrigerate until serving. Add avocados in just before serving. I like to squeeze fresh lime juice over it right before serving too!
This is awesome with tortilla chips but also great on salads or tacos too!


Michelle said...

I bet the flavors are great in this dish!! The colors are awesome!

Donna-FFW said...

I absolutely love the name of this dish!! The colors are gorgeous too. I bet it tastes delicious. Ill have to save this one!

teresa said...

This looks SO GOOD! I love anything with avacado and cilantro!

Brandi said...

MM...this is one of my faves!!! In fact..i want some right now and it is 8:43 in the morning!! haha
Hope we get tosee you guys this weekend!!

Deb said...

This dish sounds perfect for lazy day snacking! I had the exact same day yesterday1 We dozed through three John Wayne movies and did a wee bit of cooking! Hope you are having a fantastic Monday!

Kristen said...

I love this stuff. Throw in some greens and you have an awesome salad. I like it with chicken too. Mmmmm...

Maria said...

Lots of great flavors in this one! YUM!

The Food Librarian said...

I had this at a restaurant recently and loved it! Yours looks great!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like some great Cowboy Caviar! I just posted a very similar recipe, take a look if you have a chance.