Friday, June 17, 2011

Texas Caviar

My dad made this recipe for a family party a couple weeks ago.  It was a great appetizer for 20+ people so if you're group isn't that big, you'll want to at least half it.  It's delicious!

2 (15 oz) cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz) cans of pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15 oz) cans of white corn, rinsed and drained
1 (7 oz) can diced green chiles, undrained
1 jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional) or 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
1 red bell pepper - cored, seeded and finely chopped
1 green bell pepper - cored, seeded and finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 bunch cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Mix the black beans, pinto beans, white corn, green chiles, jalapeno pepper, red and green bell peppers, red onion, and cilantro together in a large bowl.

To make the dressing, stir the rice vinegar, olive oil, sugar and garlic powder together in a pan.  Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and cool.  Pour dressing over bean mixture, and toss evenly.

Sorry for the blurry photo, don't you hate it when you don't realize until it's up on the computer?


  1. I couldn't believe how fast that went...every one went to town on that! It was so good and refreshing for summer.

  2. My husband would love this!!!