July 29, 2010

Best Ever Texas Caviar

After trying a delicious new bean dip at a my friend Cathy's house a couple weeks ago, I set out to make it myself! YUMMY is the only word to describe this wonderful creation! (Ok, maybe fabulous, scrumptious and awesome would work too!)

I went into search mode to find this recipe on a few 'recipe sites' and came up with one that worked for me!! Out of respect, I didn't want to post my recipe until she posted hers...  but now, I can't wait to share it with you!

As it turns out, our recipes are almost the same! Naturally, I made a few adjustments to suit my family's taste buds... but here it is (my changes are in color).

Best-Ever Texas Caviar

2 (15 oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed    (I used one)
2 (15 oz) can white corn, drained & rinsed
2 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained & rinsed     (I used one)
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies, undrained  (omitted)
1 jalapeno chile pepper, seeded & diced
1 red bell pepper &
1 greem bell pepper, seeded & diced  (I used green peppers)
1 small red onion, diced     (I used 1/2 of a Vidalia onion)
1 bunch cilantro leaves, finely chopped  (I used dried)
1/2 Cup rice vinegar
1/2 Cup olive oil (I used canola oil)
1/3 Cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

After dicing & chopping put the veggies in a bowl. Put the vinegar & sugar in another bowl & put it in the microwave to disolve the sugar. Add the oil & spices... blend well then mix in with the veggies! Serve with tortilla chips or scoops!! I served them with lime tortilla chips....  THEY WERE INCREDIBLE! (Next time, I'll definately use the green & red peppers for more color variation!)

This 'Texas Caviar' is being proudly being displayed with a dear friend's Texas colors.....   THANKS AGAIN Kristy!  I know, I know, I can hear you now; "WHAT?? You left out the green chilies!!"  Yes, my friend... I did indeed! I'll leave that up to you and your 'hots' loving friends to add back in!     :)   ENJOY!!

1 comment:

Mntmoose Happenings said...

IT really wasn't hot with the chili's at all! and the red onion gave it a nice sweeter flavor..glad you found it~