The perfect Mexican appetizer dip or salad, Mexican Caviar is quick and easy to make. It's a healthy choice made with a variety of beans, tomatoes, chilies, fresh onions, cilantro, garlic then seasoned with cumin and lime.
110ozdiced tomatoes with green chilies can, drained
2tablespoonspickled jalapenosoptional, or use fresh diced jalapenos or diced canned green chilies
Place rinsed and drained beans into a large bowl.
Add fresh chopped cilantro
Add diced onions,celery, and minced garlic.
Next put in the red wine vinegar, lime juice, salt, cumin and sugar
Toss in your drained diced tomatoes with green chilies. Add your pickled jalapenos.
Give it a good stir, so all the ingredients are mixed well.
Chill for a few hours in the refrigerator. Allow to come to room temperature when serving.
Use different varieties of beans to make this Cowboy caviar recipe. Try pinto, white beans, light red kidney beans pigeon peas, or chickpeas. Really just whatever you have on hand will work just great!
Add cooked fresh corn, canned sweet corn, or shoepeg corn.
Mix chopped sweet peppers in a variety of colors. You can use red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, green bell pepper, or a mixture of them all.
If you like it spicy, try adding your favorite fresh pepper such as a jalapeno.
Add diced avocados.
Mix in some grated sharp cheddar cheese or cubes of feta cheese or queso fresco just before serving.
How To Serve
Serve with tortilla chips or other corn chips great for dipping.