Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cowboy Caviar

I made this veggie side dish to go with our grilled salmon for dinner. It's a yummy and healthy summer salad! And I love the name!

* 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, drained
* 1 (15.5 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained
* 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
* 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
* 1/2 medium onion, chopped
* 1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
* 1 cup Italian salad dressing
* 3/4 cup chopped cilantro

Mix beans, peas, tomatoes, corn, onion, and jalapeno peppers in a large bowl. Season with garlic salt. Add dressing and cilantro; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until ready to serve.

*** NOTE: I drained and rinsed all the canned ingredients and used a whole bag of the frozen corn.

It was a lovely evening to grill. We went to my parents and ate on the patio. At 9:34pm it was still light and the moon shone brightly!