We’re completely hooked on Texas Caviar, not just during the summer but all year round. It’s easy to whip up, just taking about 5 minutes to prepare. It’s a refreshing, filling, and satisfying dish that wins the hearts of everyone who tries it. Whether served as a side dish or snack, it never fails to please — perfect for kids and party-goers alike. 🙂
I first learned about Texas Caviar through a work event many moons ago while I was working with the American Cancer Society. We were all asked to bring a dish to share during a team gathering and my teammate, Andrea, brought Texas Caviar. I remember thinking how odd the name was (Caviar? Texas?), but our team polished it off in 15 minutes flat. Naturally, I asked Andrea for the recipe (which led me to compile and create a recipe book of our ASC team’s favorites, but that’s a story for another day ;-)). From that point on, I knew this dish would be a beloved staple in our home for years to come.
Here’s a charming video from my past, featuring a 2-year-old Derek (who’s now 15…it feels like a lifetime ago!). Notice his enthusiasm for trying out each ingredient and then wanting to dive in at the end. 🙂
And without further ado, here’s the recipe:
*Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
- 1 can of black beans, drained
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 2 cups of salsa
- 2 ripe avocados
- Juice from 1 lime
- 1 package of frozen corn or a can or corn (or use fresh corn if you can!)
- 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, chopped (omit if you don’t like a bit of spice)
- 1 can of chopped black olives
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Serve with tortilla chips! It’s also great over or with eggs.