This is an easy recipe on how to make Texas Caviar salsa dip.
This Easy Texas Caviar Recipe is colorful, healthy, and full of flavor. Grab some chips or eat it straight out of the bowl. You are going to love this delicious salsa dip!
I am a dip and salsa lover. My weakness is a bowl of chips and fresh salsa….
This easy Texas Caviar recipe disappears quickly in my house. I make a huge batch and it is gone in like 24 hours. It is great on chips, but I also like to eat it like a salad. It is packed with so much healthy, wholesome goodness that I don’t have to feel bad munching on it.
This Texas Caviar salsa is also a tricky way to get my daughter to eat her veggies… If I serve veggies as a dip with chips, she plows into it. If I just put it on her plate as a side dish, she would snub her nose at me. Ah… the joys of raising a teenager. Either way, she happily eats this stuff, so that makes me happy.
I change this recipe up a bit by adding in kidney beans. They marinate well and are packed with nutrition. This is a sneaky way to make this dip even healthier and add a little extra flavor.
I also spice this recipe up a little more than the traditional recipe by adding extra jalapeños .. You know me, I add hot peppers to everything, like my Jalapeño Chimichurri Sauce . But if you can’t take the heat, just add in one jalapeño and omit the rest of peppers. You need at least one to give it a little kick.
This recipe is great for parties and entertaining. It makes a big batch at one time with relatively little effort. The freshness and color makes people go crazy over this.
Therefore, the next time you are trying to think of a good appetizer for your next backyard cookout, remember this spicy Texas Caviar version! Enjoy!
- 3 large tomatoes, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 red chili pepper, seeded and finely chipped
- 3 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 cans black beans, drained
- 1 can black eyed peas, drained
- 1 can roasted corn, drained
- 1 can kidney beans, drained
- ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix everything in a large bowl.
- Store in refrigerator at least an hour, but for best results, store for 24 hours for flavors to build.