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.