Friday, March 12, 2010

Food Day Friday: Texas Caviar

Bean Salad. Texas Caviar. Mmmmm, good!

I served this at a baby shower last weekend and several people wanted the recipe. When people ask me for the recipe, I figure a dish must be good enough to throw up on the 'ol blog. I warn you though, this zippy little creature will test your self control...

Texas Caviar

1 small onion, diced finely

1 can garbanzo beans, drained

1 can kidney beans, drained

1 can black beans, drained

1 can corn, drained

some sugar (about 2 T. or to taste)

some salt (about 1 t. or to taste)

some Italian seasoning (about 1 T. or to taste)

1 bunch chopped cilantro, divided

a splash of lime juice (to taste)


Optional, but yummy additions:


Rotel canned tomatoes and chilis

shredded chicken

canned green chilis


Mix it all up in a glass bowl, holding out half of the cilantro and the avocado. Throw it in the fridge and let the flavors marinate together for several hours or overnight. Before serving, drain excess liquid, adjust seasonings, add more cilantro and avocado if you're using it. Enjoy as a salad or dip it with Frito's.

Have a happy, tex-mexy weekend!


Jessica said...

mmm...this looks delicious! can't wait to try it :)

Liz and Paul Holton said...

Since I am a true native Texan, this dish looks totally amazing!!! Thank you so much for posting such delicious recipes. :) I can't wait to try this one.