Cowboy caviar

Cowboy caviar (or Texas caviar) is a simple, healthy, colorful, and delicious appetizer, salad, side-dish, or dip. Using canned beans and corn is a quicker alternative to cooking dry beans. Spend less time in the kitchen but don’t forget to prepare in advance to allow the different flavors to blend together before serving.

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Cowboy caviar

The jalapeño can be replaced by a few pinches of chili powder.
Course Salads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 1 can (425 g) Black beans, Red beans, or Black Eye peas, or Tri-Bean blend drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (425 g) whole kernel sweet corn drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 red onion peeled and minced
  • 1 bell pepper (red, yellow or orange) cored and cubes
  • 1 jalapeño cored and minced
  • 3 tomatoes cubed
  • 1/4 bunch Fresh cilantro chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lime juice
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a salad bowl, mix, cover, and let chill for about one hour in the fridge.

Chickpea salad with bell pepper

Cans are usually pretty handy at home or on the go; there is no need to go to a store and they are quick to prepare. This chickpea salad is a great example of the usefulness of cans. Just open a can and mix it with other ingredients available at home.

There are multiple recipes of salads with this legume: here is one of them with bell pepper, olives and fresh cilantro.

 

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Chickpea salad with bell pepper

This salad can by served immediately or chilled for few hours to get all of its flavors.
Course Salads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 400 g (1 can) garbanzo beans drained
  • 1 bell pepper cored and slices
  • 80 g olives (black or green), drained and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 1/2 red onion cut into thin slices
  • Fresh herbs (cilantro or parsley), finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 3-4 Tsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Combine all veggies in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Drizzle with freshly pressed lemon juice and olive oil. Toss gently.
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