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I could never pinpoint the category of shows that I like to watch. I always knew I liked to watch suspenseful shows but I’m also totally into family type shows like Parenthood and This Is Us. My coworker told me about this detective show on Netflix about how a girl gets killed and they are trying to find out who the killer is. I mean, I know that sounds like the most basic detective show but I don’t know how else to describe this without giving it all away. The show is called The Killing and we are so hooked. Each night we’ve watched three episodes. Apparently it used to be an AMC show that Netflix picked up but then never added more seasons. Jennifer messaged me and said if I like The Killing then I’d love BroadChurch. Ahh I can’t wait to really start giving my Netflix account a workout. We’ve had it for a couple years but never used it much except for when we binge on certain shows.

The most colorful salad you will have at your next party or barbecue! Cowboy caviar is like a mashup between salsa and beans. Salsa and beans had a baby and named it cowboy caviar because it's just so hearty and richly delicious!
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Do you like caviar? I have never really understood the ‘hype’ of caviar. Like how ‘wealthy’ you are because you get caviar-topped something. Why is that??

My kinda caviar is this. Filled with delicious, colorful ingredients. And a fun recipe video below!

The most colorful salad you will have at your next party or barbecue! Cowboy caviar is like a mashup between salsa and beans. Salsa and beans had a baby and named it cowboy caviar because it's just so hearty and richly delicious!

A couple weekends ago, before the temperatures started to dip, we invited my parents over for dinner. Jason wanted to make them these BBQ ribs that he has perfected in the sous vide. Seriously, I ask him to make them all the time because they’re the best ribs I’ve ever had. We wanted to give my parents a chance to taste this amazingness.

I was racking my brain for a side dish to serve with the ribs. I didn’t want to do the same boring salad. I wanted a good, hearty side dish. In searching the internet for side dish ideas, I came across all these cowboy caviar recipes. It’s an interesting recipe because it’s not a full on bean salad but it’s also not salsa. It’s like salsa and beans got married and had a cowboy caviar baby. Maybe they named it cowboy caviar because it’s a feisty punch of flavors! Haha

The most colorful salad you will have at your next party or barbecue! Cowboy caviar is like a mashup between salsa and beans. Salsa and beans had a baby and named it cowboy caviar because it's just so hearty and richly delicious!

This is the kinda caviar that I can get behind!

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Cowboy Caviar

The most colorful salad you will have at your next party or barbecue! Cowboy caviar is like a mashup between salsa and beans.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound (454 g) Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 15 ounce (425 g) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounce (425 g) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (154 g) frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • ½ cup (80 g) diced red onion
  • ½ cup (75 g) diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup (75 g) diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup (118 ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • cup (85 g) white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Chopped parsley for topping, optional

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and then toss to incorporate.
  • To serve chilled, put covered in fridge for 3-4 hours. This can be served at room temperature, too.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 230kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 8g

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  1. This is a great recipe! I’ve used it for years. I lost the recipe for a couple of years and was delighted to find it this past week, and to be reminded of the source! I leave out the chili powder, increase the white vinegar to 2/3 cup and add the juice of 1/2 of a lime. I have been craving this for so long and can’t wait to make it again now that I unearthed the recipe. I was so bummed out.

  2. Have seen (and had) “Cowboy caviar” in store but never came upon a recipe.

    Like it..so will try your recipe !

    Thanks

  3. Delicious, healthy and refreshing cold salad! I did cut the oil by half, and after chilling for a couple of hours and tasting, I added more chili powder and a dash of cumin. Loved it! Nice lunch for tomorrow.