15 July 2012

{In the Kitchen} :: Texas Caviar with a Twist

This weekend's festivities included a cookout with friends. A creative spread, including a hot dog bar, veggies with hummus, festive fruit salad, and key lime pie were on the menu, along with my Texas Caviar with a Twist, my mom's recipe.  We enjoyed yard games, summertime drinks, and of course, each other.

simple yet delicious!
Texas Caviar with a Twist
The cast of characters:
Black Beans - 2 cans
Garbanzo Beans - 1 can
Corn - 1 can
White Hominy - 1 can
Fresh Jalapeno - 1
Small Red Onion - 1
Olive Oil - 1/8 to 1/4 cup
Red Wine Vinegar - 1/8 to 1/4 cup
Salt & Pepper - to taste

  1. Drain and rinse beans. Add to large mixing bowl.
  2. Drain corn and hominy. Add to beans.
  3. Remove seeds from jalapeno (unless you can handle lots of heat!), then dice very small.  I cut julienne strips then dice from there.
  4. Add 1/8 to 1/4 cup of good quality olive oil, followed by (about - I didn't measure anything) 1/8 cup of red wine vinegar.
  5.  Add salt & pepper to taste
The end result is a refreshingly zippy texas caviar salsa, a delicious accompaniment to {blue!} corn chips or hearty fresh vegetables.

How did you celebrate your summertime weekend?


  1. This was so delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Looks delicious!!

  3. I made this as part of a taco bar dinner I served for some guests last night. It was a huge hit! Thanks.


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