Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cowboy Caviar (GF, Vegan, Low-Carb, Low-Fat!)

It ain't yo' momma's chip dip, but it's a damn good one!
Complexity Level:  Easy
Cowboy Caviar
What You Need:
1 can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Corn, drained
1 can Black Olives, sliced
1/2 cup Sliced Green Olives (more if you like 'em)
6 Avocados, diced
6 Roma Tomatoes, diced
1/2 Red or White Onion, finely chopped
1 bunch Cilantro, minced
Juice of 1 Lime
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 cup Low-Fat Italian Dressing OR:
3/4 cup Water*
1 packet Italian Dressing Seasoning*
2 tbsp Olive Oil (optional)*
*Shake together

This is super simple, incredibly addictive, and man it's healthy!  What a great dip to dive yourself into no matter the weather!

To start, drain and rinse your black beans and corn.  Place them into a large mixing bowl.  Next add the diced tomatoes, sliced olives, diced avocado, chopped onions, minced garlic, lime juice, and chopped cilantro.

Pour the italian dressing over the ingredients and stir gently to coat (you just don't want to smash the avocado).  You can start eating this right away, but I like to let it chill and hour so the dressing, garlic, and cilantro get all into the toatoes and avocado.

Either way this is FABULOUS!  Use it over a bed of lettuce to create a healthy mexican salad (you won't even need to add any more dressing!).  I love this with White Corn or Blue COrn Tortilla chips!

We've even used it to make Vegan Burritos!  Just add shredded lettuce -- Yum!

I served this in the avocado shells to make adorable personal sized dip cups.  No one cares if you double dip your own stash!

I hope you enjoy!  Thanks for dippin' on in!


  1. I know right! It's so darn addictive too. It's like a southwestern party in your mouth! I don't even know what that means but it's true!!!! lol

  2. Now this is some caviar I could love. thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks Andrea! Me too lol I am not a caviar person (sadface) but I love this dip!!!


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