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Cowboy Caviar


So pretty much anytime you make someone food you are loving on them, you are nourishing them, feeding them, letting them know you care!  It’s that easy.  Every Friday you can stop by and leave your 2 cents in the comments about how you’ve loved those around you or you can link up a post from your blog with a recipe or a story about food/recipe that you have shared with others. If you want to read more about how to love on others here’s a link to a 31 day series I wrote on it a while back.

I’m excited to revisit Meals 4 Sharing again. In this fast paced world we live in I think we need all the inspiration we can get regarding loving others.

Recently a good friend of mine had the misfortune of breaking her leg, and having to have surgery.  She’s a nurse and a mother to four boys.   Let me just say, “aint nobody got time fer dat!!”  Oh my goodness!  Really, really?!  I was feeling horrible for her, transferring her dilemma to my life, thinking what would I do if I had to be immobilized for any length of time?!  I thought to myself if I had to sit and keep my foot up for the majority of each day I would definitely want a yummy snack to eat while I did.  Right?! Wouldn’t you?  I knew my friend loved avocados so I decided to make her some Cowboy Caviar, a relatively healthy snack to munch her time away with.

I have made this dip a gatrillion times.  I love it!  It takes a little prep, but it makes a huge batch so that makes it easy to share.  I not only like to dip tortilla chips in it, I love to top grilled chicken with it or pile it on a hamburger, or a taco.

Cowboy Caviar

This Dip is full of fresh chopped vegetables, with black beans and a cilantro lime dressing. Its fresh and addictive!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine appetizer


  • 3 avocados pitted and diced
  • 1 Cup red onion diced
  • 4 roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 1 red pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalepeno pepper seeded and chopped fine
  • 1 16 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can fiesta corn drained


  • 1 package dry Good Seasons Italian All Natural Zesty Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro more or less to taste


  • Prepare and combine the first six ingredients in a large bowl. In a mason jar or any jar with a lid combine dressing mix, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and cilantro shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Pour dressing over vegetables and fold together. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.


Make this recipe your own add more or less of any ingredient,  add different vegi's. I don't think the red pepper was in the original recipe but I like red pepper so I added it!
SERVE with tortilla chips!
Keyword avocado, black bean, dip, lime, Mexican
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Have a great weekend!

XOX, Sheila

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