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Cowboy Caviar: Dip or Sidedish?

2010 August 16
by BusyMOM

Summer is sadly coming to an end. It’s hard to believe how fast it’s gone by. So, before we get into the fall and winter, make yourself happy and try this simple recipe for Cowboy Caviar. It’s an amazingly versatile recipe that comes in a few different forms and names, too. That’s the fun you can have with a good recipe. If you google Cowboy Caviar, you’ll get many different recipes with the same basic ingredients but each recipe has it’s own twist on the flavor.

Cowboy Caviar

In fact, I have another recipe on this site called Cindy’s Texas Caviar – a recipe from one of my close friends that has wowed us every time she makes it. It’s the same idea as Cowboy Caviar, but using different ingredients. Both of these recipes are delicious. And you can take either recipe and doctor it up according to what sounds good to you. It’s hard to make it wrong.

Question is – do you use it for a dip with tortilla chips or do you take a big spoon and eat it right out of the bowl as is? Well, I do both. Sometimes, I just crave shoving this yummy simple recipe into my mouth without the chips. And sometimes, well, you just gotta have the chips! You decide. Either way, this easy appetizer will fill the bill when you need something for a party or just because you feel like it. Enjoy!

For some wonderful homemade chip ideas, please visit the Chip Dip Recipes page at Easy Appetizer Recipes.

What you need:
- 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp of olive oil
- 1/8 tsp of pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp of hot sauce
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tbsp of ground cumin
- 1 can of garbanzo beans
- 3 tomatoes? (chopped)
- 1 can corn (fresh is great if you have it!)
- 1 avocado (cut into chunks)
- ?1 can of black olives (chopped)
- ?2/3 cup of cilantro (chopped)

So easy to put together:
Mince the garlic, drain the corn and garbanzo beans. Mix all ingredients together and add a little salt to taste. Of course, all the ingredients listed above can be modified to suite your taste buds. Don’t have garbanzo beans on hand? Substitute black beans. Serve it up and watch it disappear!

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5 Responses leave one →
  1. Ana permalink
    December 31, 2010

    I’m going to make this tonight for a party. I’ll let you know what everyone thinks of it!

  2. August 18, 2010

    Say it ain’t so! Maybe we can keep eating this and pretend it’s summer longer…
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  3. August 17, 2010

    Hey Larry,
    Just checked out your website… deeeelish! Your recipes for BBQ are making my mouth water and it’s only 7:30 in the morning! Thanks for visiting Easy Appetizers!
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  4. August 16, 2010

    Wow! Excellent appetizer. I can’t wait to add this to my next BBQ party.

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