Whipped up a batch of Cowboy Caviar in honor of tonight’s Country Christmas themed Annual Company Party. I can not wait. While we work (and play) hard all throughout the year, the Christmas Party is a chance to spend an evening with my second family and their spouses. And inevitably make memories that will last us until next year’s party :) Did I mention, I can not wait!
Looking for an easy appetizer to bring to a holiday party….Cowboy Caviar might just be the answer. What makes this an easy no fuss recipe is you can substitute any ingredient with what you have on hand. Just use a nice combination of crunches and colors. We had a can of black eyed peas in the pantry, but kidney or black beans would be great too. I used a zucchini for my ‘green’ but avocado is wonderful in this dip as well. I’m a black olive freak so I added some of those, along with corn, jalapeno, red onion, radish, pimento, garlic, scallion, cilantro and tossed it all in a cumin lime dressing. Serve with tortilla chips and look how cute it is delivered in a mason jar!!
- 1 can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
- 1 small zucchini, diced
- 1 jalapeno, fine diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed (or canned)
- 2 oz. diced pimento
- 12-15 black olives, sliced
- 1 scallion, thin sliced
- 2-3 radishes, fine diced
- 3 Tbl. olive oil
- 1 Tbl. fresh lime juice
- ½ tsp. ground cumin
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- Combine dressing ingredients and chill while making the dip.
- Combine all ingredients then gently toss in dressing. Chill before serving. Serve with corn tortilla chips.
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