Saturday, June 16, 2012

Easy Peasy Texas Caviar

Good morning my lovelies.

Summer is amazing, isn't it?
Sunshine. Fresh air. Pool time. Relaxation.
At the end of this last semester of school I was feeling completely burnt out.
Seriously, burnt out.

This is the first summer that I haven't taken summer classes so it has been such a blessing to be able to kick back, relax, & forget about school for awhile.

Easy Peasy Texas Caviar
Light & full of refreshing flavor, this salsa is perfect for any get together. It is equally as good on chips, lettuce cups, salads, wraps, etc. Plus, it's hearty body of beans, veggies, & corn will fill you up without weighing you down. What's not to love?
  • 1 (16 ounce) can white Shoe Peg corn, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained *
  • 1 (16 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained *
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 3 fresh tomatoes, chopped  or 1 can chopped tomatoes, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle low-fat Italian salad dressing
*Canned items, I try to buy Eden brand because all of their cans are BPA free!
*Also, any Italian dressing would work. I noticed that almost all of the options at the grocery store had cheese in them except this one. This dressing is thicker than most Italian dressings, but it was equally delicious!

Combine the rinsed corn, beans & black-eyed peas in a large bowl. Add in chopped green pepper, onion, and tomatoes. Stir in the Italian dressing. I add it in slowly, mixing throughout so I can judge just how much to use. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly, cover & preferably chill for 2 hours minimum. 

When you are finally ready to dig in, uncover, stir well again & serve with chips of choice.

I had at least 10 people ask me for this recipe at his graduation.
If that doesn't prove to you that it is good, then I don't know what will!
Texas Caviar is quick, easy, & a total crowd pleaser.

Forth of July party recipe?
I think so.

Well, I'm off to tackle my morning workout.
Then the boyfriend & I are going to have a day date in Cedar Falls.
Love him.
Then fathers day & my niece Jaeda's birthday party tomorrow.

Busy, Busy!

What about you guys?
Any big, wild, crazy & exciting plans for the weekend?