Friday, July 22, 2011

hillbilly caviar

I found this recipe several years ago after having had it at a bbq joint in NC. It is quite a nice salad taste wise and makes a very pretty dish. I have substituted home grown and cooked dry beans instead of cans and it works fine.

2 cans black beans, rinsed
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can black eye peas, , drained
2 large tomatoes,chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 diced jalapenos, deseeded
optional gr or red pepper bits, olives or diced avocado

For the dressing I generally use an Italian dressing. Is quick and its simple.
or you can make this

1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
3-4 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

mix all ingredients, chill several hours or overnight and serve

It makes a great light summer meal with with tortilla chips.

for those that like meat-- chicken, ham, summer sausage, salami or pepperoni are all great additions


  1. Just had this dish last weekend at a party. It was wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. I will be trying this very soon... Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best.

  3. Can't keep this in the refrigerator. My husband and son take it to work to "share". BTW--can't keep dipping chips either. :)