Mmm…Cowboy Caviar. Ever heard of it?
Cowboy Caviar has been a staple at our family get togethers for years. At New Year’s we sometimes make it with black eyed peas for good luck, unless mom has already made a big pot of black eyes and cornbread to slurp up.
Cowboy Caviar is really a type of bean salad, made with a combination of black beans, ripe black olives, peppers, onions, seasonings and marinated in a seasoned vinaigrette. Our family serves it over softened cream cheese and scoops it up with lime tortilla chips or Frito Scoops…I like Fritos best! Other than making it around New Years, we make it during the Spring and Summer months or just whenever we have a craving for it. We love munching on it while the rest of the meal is being prepared!