Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Everyone's Favorite Dip.

It is known in our family as Texas Caviar, but secretly I like to call it Cowboy Caviar.

We have it at nearly every celebration or get-together on the Clowers' side and most recently I made it for our New Year's Eve thing. It's good and never lasts long.

  • 2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans of corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (Don't throw out those seeds!)
  • 1-2 fresh tomatoes or 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium purple onion, diced
  • 1 bottle of regular Italian salad dressing
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl and pour salad dressing to cover. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. (This isn't necessary, but it tastes better cold, I think) Serve with tortilla chips.

**Have you ever seeded a jalapeno? One time I decided to makes these little jalapeno appetizer things from Pioneer Woman and didn't read the part about seeding. My hands were on F I R E for hours. I had to soak them in milk and it didn't even help that much and I learned a valuable lesson that day. So, if you are going to seed the jalapeno, be careful. The seeds hold all the heat, you know. Wear gloves or just be careful handling it. I throw about a quarter of the seeds into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients to add a little kick, but this is optional, of course.


Beth said...

I don't know if this is the place to comment about the name or what, but I just wanted to explain why I think 'Brooks' is the cutest thing ever. It ties together the sounds of all of your other sons' names! "BR" from Bryce, "K" from Jackson, and "S" from Triston! PERFECTION! But the other names are nice too, really :-)
Oh and I like this dip, but I feel stupid because it isn't the first time I realized that I've been replicating what could have been bought in a simpler and tastier bottle of salad dressing. I will have to try it your way next. We add a few different bell peppers, plus cilantro on top!
I hope you are staying warm and enjoying your new house!

Courtney, Jeff, Ayla & Leah said...

Oh yes the itln drsg makes it Beth! LOve it. Jen you can make this when I come over and paint your house. ps I have painted a room in my house since we've last spoken. :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

That dip looks like it's going to become my new favorite dip as well. I just came across your blog and absolutely love it. I am your newest follower


Brookeanne said...

They were serving that at the Halloween party at Lyndsey's LDS church in Kentucky last year... it was seriously the only thing I ate the entire time I was there! I asked if she would check around to see what the recipe was, but unfortunately she wasn't able to find anything! Thank you for sharing!!! I can't wait to try it!

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