Sunday, May 6, 2012

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

We had an event at work on Friday to bring in a "dip" to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  So I choose "Cowboy Caviar" which was introduced to me by my aunt in Texas (so it's authentic Cowboy). :)


  • 1 can corn, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can black eyed peas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (10 oz) can Rotel tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 2/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalepeno, with seeds, chopped *
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2/3 cup cilantro, chopped

Dump everything into a bowl & mix away!!!

Canned goods.....

Chop the onions... I love this thing!!!

Add onions and jalepeno...

Add the rest of the ingredients & mix away....


* When handling a jalepeno (especially if it's your first time)... WEAR GLOVES!  Holy moly that stuff will burn your skin!  Thank goodness for the Internet and all of its wisdom.  Many 'cures' to stop the burning.  I had to rinse my hands in rubbing alcohol and then slathered my fingers in Vaseline and slept with a sock on my hand.  ouch. :(