Healthy Cowboy Caviar


 Caviar –(2) 14 ounce cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained,  (1) 14 ounce can black bens, rinsed and drained,  (1) 14 ounces can corn, drained, 1 1/2 cups chopped Roma tomatoes,  (1) medium red, orange or yellow bell pepper, 3/4 cup chopped red  onion,  1/2 cup chopped cilantro,  1 to 2 jalapenos, ribs removed, seeded and finely chopped,  1 avocado

 Italian dressing –1/3  cup olive oil,  3 tbls. red wine vinegar, 2 medium cloves garlic, minced,  1 to 1 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. dried oregano, 1/2 tsp. honey, 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes,  freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large serving bowl, combine the peas, beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, onion, cilantro and jalapeno.
  • Don’t add avocado until ready to serve
  • In a cup whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the serving bowl and toss until well mixed.
  • Season to taste with more salt and pepper
  • Let marinate for at least 20 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with multigrain chips

GO PATS………….

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