Cowboy Caviar

  • kathyassaf Posted: 05/03/09
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    This was SO good. Everyone ate it up! I took it as an appetizer to a cookout, and it was the hit of the party. I was expecting an average black eyed pea dip, but this is so special. The tiny amount of dressing ingredients is perfect. I used 2 avocados and suggest that others do. Serve with scoops. Definitely the best black eyed pea dip there is!

  • kpecci Posted: 11/07/08
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    I switch black beans for the black eyed peas and it's a huge hit with my family! This anytime recipe can be modified to suit what you have on hand, and goes well with burgers instead of the more fattening french fries choice. We serve it with blue corn chips and love it as a side to Fajita Turkey Burgers!

  • DanaSam Posted: 02/21/10
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    A spin on typical salsa...great for a party...can control heat with hot sauce. I didn't use cilantro b/c I dislike it and this dip turned out great without it. Will definitely make again.

  • London1 Posted: 11/22/09
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    Very easy to put together. Great colours so looks good too. I added more hot sauce than called for to spice it up a bit. Served with scooper tortilla shells so people could spoon in how much they wanted.

  • kapc21 Posted: 10/18/09
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    Easy enough, even with all of the chopping. I followed it exactly. It was good, but I thought it needed a little extra kick. I will make it again.

  • smconnel Posted: 01/28/09
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    I have made this dish several times, and it's delicious! While it's not a fancy recipe, I think it would be a hit for any Superbowl party. The cilantro really adds a lot to it, so don't skimp on this fresh, smoky-flavored ingredient.

  • zanzibar Posted: 02/06/10
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    Made this for a family get together. Everyone loved it. I followed the recipe exactly. Served with tortilla chips.

  • MariNC Posted: 08/13/09
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    We love this recipe!! I usually double the dressing ingredients (first five ingredients), add a second avocado and a can of black beans or kidney beans or other kind of bean. You can basically adjust this recipe to your tastes or what you have in the pantry.

  • mc7john Posted: 02/06/10
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    I have made this for at least 10 years and it is always a big hit. Follow the recipe as is or sub. ingredients you have on hand. So good for you.

  • heartshoes Posted: 04/17/09
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    Every time I make this dish it always gets rave reviews. It probably takes longer than 15 minutes because of all the chopping. Definitely worth 4 stars!

  • ChelleyC Posted: 01/04/10
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    Delicious! I used chipotle Tobasco for a smokey pepper flavour and it was great! Will make for our next tailgate. Added the cabbage as suggested and served with cheese and beer bread. Yum

  • emilaki27 Posted: 03/25/10
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    This recipe is so refreshing and delicious! I made it for my fiance (who insisted beforehand that he would not like it) and he loved it! I added more vinegar and hot sauce then called for. I didn't use onions and also added the juice of one lime. The dip is even better the next day!

  • DoverFoodie Posted: 09/10/10
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    Good recipe but turned out a little bland. This week at the Alabama game we are going to put a little Texas Pete in there to spice it up a little.

  • canelson Posted: 09/10/10
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    I have made and sampled several variations of this recipe and this is the best by far. This recipe is best the first day when the cilantro is at its freshest.

  • kboddie Posted: 10/04/10
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    This was SO good! I took it to a football party and people were practically licking the bowl! The only changes I made were adding a bit more hot sauce and doubling the amount of avocado. Will definitely be making this one time and time again!!

  • RushedMom Posted: 08/18/11
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    This dish is a favorite at my family gatherings. Everyone raves about it and I always have to double it. The bowl is just about licked clean every time. A tradition now.

  • Keiko123 Posted: 10/30/11
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    Spicy! May need to adjust spices to your taste but a keeper recipe. One thing is certain: you need to use "fresh" all the way. I cobbed a couple of ears of fresh corn and steamed for a couple of minutes to give it a little crunch similar to what's in the can. I don't think any substitutions are necessary. Tastes even better the second day. I like to squeeze the juice of a fresh lime in it and that really makes the flavor pop even more, then I throw a few slices in for garnish. This is great with chips or even better as a wrap.

  • aneilia Posted: 12/31/11
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    Love this appetizer! Always a hit

  • MySusieQ Posted: 09/16/12
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    Love this recipe! I've made it several times (doubled) as an appetizer for a group of 40. Because it was so popular, last time I tripled the recipe and had some left. The next day, I combined the leftovers with some chopped cooked chicken I had in the fridge, put it on a bed of chopped romaine, garnished it with some crumbled corn chips and had a winner main course salad. My husband loved it.

  • Spicyepicurean Posted: 08/11/12
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    This is an extremely easy and yummy appetizer/salad alternative(Think shredded romaine and a Tbsp or two of lf Ranch). I have made this numerous times, New Years Eve and any other gathering I get to attend. I do make a couple of substitutions though; I use red onion instead of the green, I omit the vinegar and use fresh lime juice & I use Chipotle based hot sauce or even one or two of the canned in adobo pureed for the hot sauce.

  • KArnold305 Posted: 09/02/12
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    Tried this as a dip yesterday and it was yummy, the wholebowl was gone and there were only 10 of us. I can hardly wait to try it with the cabbage mixed in.

  • MistyMolly Posted: 01/05/14
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    This recipe is excellent and tastes just as good the next day, although it's not as pretty. I've been making it on New Year's Day for years because of that old black-eyed peas bring good luck for the year superstition. I also make it for potlucks and other gatherings throughout the year because it's an easy and healthy crowd-pleaser. Over the years, I've made a few adjustments, listed here in the same order as the ingredients above: Chipotle Tabasco for the hot sauce; olive oil for the salad oil; 2 cloves of garlic; frozen corn, not thawed (this is especially helpful when serving during the hotter months;) a 15oz can of drained, diced tomatoes tastes better than out of season tomatoes. Essentially what you want are firm-ripe tomatoes so they don't fall apart. If this is your first time making this, remember to do your taste test with one of the chips you'll be serving it with so that you don't mistakenly over-salt it.

  • WendyK2012 Posted: 02/02/14
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    Good and good for you! Just made it for a Super Bowl party and am thrilled it turned out so well. I also used 2 avocados as several other reviewers did. I'll certainly be making this again.

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