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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cowboy Caviar

This cowboy caviar concludes my series of graduation party appetizers. Be sure to file these recipes away for the next time you're in need of some party bites. Like I said, each of the appetizers seemed to pleased the masses and people were still digging into them long after dinner was served.

I had been meaning to make my mom's cowboy caviar, especially after I saw the recipe on Greens and Chocolate a few weeks ago. Taylor's recipe differs slightly from my mom's, although I imagine her version is just as good. I grew up loving this particular recipe and it remains one of my favorite partners for tortilla chips!

Cowboy Caviar

-2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
-1 1/2-2 tsp tabasco
-1 1/2 tsp salad oil
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1/8 tsp pepper

-1 firm ripe avocado, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
-1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
-1 can corn
-2/3 cup sliced green onions
-2/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
-1/2 lb coarsely chopped Roma tomatoes

1. Mix dressing ingredients and set aside.
2. Combine black beans, corn, green onions, cilantro, tomatoes, and avocado into a small bowl.
3. Add dressing and mix gently. Sprinkle salt to taste. Serve with tortilla chips.