Sweet Cooking

A Recipe to Kickoff Your Tailgate

In Just Good Food, Miscellaneous on September 3, 2010 at 10:38 am

Happy Football Season! I absolutely LOVE college football. I am getting chill bumps just thinking about it! May Auburn the best team win. As you are planning to watch the game at home or to attend a game, surely you are considering what type of snacks you’d like to have. This is an oldie but a goodie: Texas Caviar. It’s a great dish that should be present at every tailgate!

Texas Caviar is sort of a salsa, sort of a salad. Call it what you like!

Recipe for Texas Caviar


3 cans (16 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained (I only used 2)

1 can (8 oz) white shoepeg corn, drained

2 cans (8 0z) yellow corn, drained (I used one large can)

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

2 cans (16 oz)  Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained

1 cup jalapenos, seeded and chopped (you may also use jalapenos from the jar)

1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/2 large bunch of cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Juice of one lemon

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/8 teaspoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon cumin

1/4 tsp salt

1. Whisk together the last 7 ingredients (red wine vinegar through salt) in a very large bowl. Seriously, use the largest bowl you have, this makes a ton of salsa/salad.

2. Add all the other ingredients and stir.

3. Cover and chill in the refrigerator. If you can, stir or shake it up every few hours.

This salsa/dip is best the day after it’s made and will last almost a week in the fridge. It’s also a nice accompaniment to grilled chicken or pork.

This salsa/salad is best served with "Scoops". They are less messy than regular tortilla chips.

Have fun cheering on your team this weekend! See you on Monday!

  1. Me too LaVon!!!

  2. War Eagle!! The Texas Caviar is always a hit, win or lose. Just baked butterscotch oaties for our tailgate tomorrow. Wish I had some of that Texas Caviar!

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