There’s nothing decadent or expensive about this type of caviar.
Popularly known as cowboy caviar, this versatile recipe is unrelated to traditional caviar made of fish eggs. The only similarity is that it’s delicious.
Cowboy caviar comes highly recommended by Diane Basurto, a registered dietitian at the UC Irvine Health Weight Management Program. It can be used as a healthy dip for chips, as a tasty filler for mini bell pepper appetizers, rolled into a tortilla along with some lean grilled meat and light shredded cheese for a filling burrito, or by itself as a side salad to any meal. The variations are practically endless.
Nutritionally, it is packed with protein and low-glycemic carbs, rich in fiber and high in antioxidants, making it a perfectly balanced and nutrient-dense dish for any day of the year.
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 large avocado, diced
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Optional: 1/4 cup chopped jalapeños
Mix all ingredients in large bowl.
Let stand in refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.
- 200 calories
- 4.4 g fat
- 288 mg sodium
- 10 g protein
- 33.7 g total carbohydrates
- 690 mg potassium
- 10 g fiber