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Healthy Recipe: Heart-Healthy Cowboy Caviar

Posted by Lauren Jones, February 8th, 2017

cowboy caviarIngredients

• 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 15oz can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
• 1 cup diced roma tomato (about 2 tomatoes)
• 1 cup frozen corn kernels, lightly steamed
• 1 cup diced red bell pepper (about 1 pepper)
• ½ cup diced red onion
• 1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
• 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
• ½ tsp garlic powder
• ½ tsp dried oregano
• ½ tsp dried basil
• ¼ tsp chili powder
• ¼ tsp ground black pepper
• ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1 avocado, diced (add right before serving)
• Tortilla chips, pita bread, or romaine lettuce base for serving

Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the beans, black-eyed peas, tomato, corn, pepper, onion and cilantro. Mix well.
2. In a small bowl combine the vinegar, garlic powder, oregano, basil, chili powder and black pepper. Whisk until blended. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking to combine. Pour the dressing over the dip and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to bring out the flavors.
3. May be serve with tortilla chips, pita bread, or on top of a salad