Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 121


Brace yourself, this is going to be doozy of a blog post!

So, I made cowboy caviar the other day for a party I was hosting at my house and since it didn't last very long, I decided to make it again.

Step by step.

So you can become addicted to it too!

Just like I am.

I could devour this stuff without chips (it is made to be a dip) is just that good!

To start with, you are going to need the following ingredients..

corn, black beans, black eyed peas, diced tomatoes, a lovely green pepper, a green chile pepper, some fresh cilantro, Italian dressing, garlic powder, and my personal fave, a purple onion..(if for no other reason than I love the color pop it adds!).

I added corn to the mix first tonight because I wanted the little frozen kernels to thaw out before I tasted it!

See what I mean? Isn't this pretty?

I can taste it already :)

I like the onions diced up nice and tiny.

Next up on the chopping block is the little green chile pepper to add some zing!

This beauty has been in the fridge for about a week, so it is looking a little 'sick'.

I chop the pepper until it is itty bitty.

I rinse these until the water runs clear so they don't turn my pretty caviar all black.

Pour in some black eyed peas...

and tomatoes..(I used the petite diced ones in case you are wondering)

Time to mix all the beautiful colors together...I love this part!

Chop up some cilantro,

Last, but not least, you'll need to add some Italian dressing.
Since I am not the type of gal who likes to measure things out precisely, I eyeballed it and went for taste...I think it is around a cup in case you like to use measurements!

and there you have it, a tasty, summery salsa that is easy to make and fun to bring to family gatherings!

And for those of you who read and love the pioneer woman (like I do), I know that this post is just like her food posts..I couldn't help it. I wanted to try one all for myself and wow, it was f.u.n.!

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