Friday, February 5, 2010

Cowboy Caviar

Super Bowl Sunday is a "big holiday" and we are all looking for easy to serve finger foods that don't require our attention at gametime.  We may need a dish to pass when invited over to watch the game with family or friends or may be having them all over to watch with us.  When I need to bring a dish to pass I often get requests to bring this.  This is a make ahead snack that is delicious, made with healthy ingredients and sure to please.  Serve with Tostitos Scoops which hold it all well.

Cowboy Caviar

2 15 oz. cans black-eyed peas***drained and rinsed
2 cans white shoepeg corn, drained (Green Giant)
15oz. can small diced tomatoes, drained
8 oz. Italian dressing
1 bunch green onions, sliced thin with green part included
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped fine
dash or two of tobasco

Mix all ingredients and chill at least 2 hours or overnight.  If tomato pieces are bigger, cut in half as you want them about the same size as the corn and beans.  In the summer you may use fresh roma tomatoes, 2 or 3.
***I use the Goya brand black-eyed peas as they are cooked without smoked meat.


  1. This sounds delicious and a great party dish. So... are you rooting for the Saints or the Colts?

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