This hearty cowboy caviar chopped salsa is full of beans, veggies, lime, seasonings, and avocado! Perfect for game day, light lunch, BBQ, potluck, or as a healthier snack option. Chop up some vegetables and combine everything in a bowl.
I meant to post this cowboy caviar chopped salsa yesterday. But then I got too busy
catching up on Netflix folding laundry and never wrote the post before I went to bed. So here it is. A day late.....
Yesterday would have been the perfect day for this salsa because it was the college Basketball Championship game. Everyone knows that salsas and dips are perfect game day food. My husband has been following the games closely because he filled out a bracket and apparently he is in the top 98% of brackets. Which I guess is a good thing because his bracket is more accurate than 98% of the people that filled out a bracket. I guess?!? So he is all excited about the games which means that most evenings are spent watching the basketball games. So I naturally get stuck watching them and following along 🙂
This chopped salsa comes together quickly. I should actually say that it comes together in however much time it takes you to chop all the stuff. It's really just the tomatoes, avocados, red onion, and cilantro that need chopping. Besides all the chopping it is just a dump-in-the-bowl-and-mix-together type of salsa.
Serve with some tortilla chips and call it good.
Be sure and let the bag of frozen corn sit out on the counter for an hour or so before making this. It's best if your corn is thawed. I would advise not to thaw it in the microwave because then it might get too hot. So just let it sit out on the counter.
It can be made ahead of time and it's actually better if you make it a few hours before you need it. If it sits in the fridge for a few hours the flavors develop more and come together. It's really good. Surprisingly, the avocados do not turn brown. You've got plenty of lime juice in this which prevents the browning.
I hope you love this. It makes quite a bit of salsa so be sure you make it for when you need something to feed a crowd. I always look forward to eating the leftovers for lunch the next day. I eat it over some brown rice but it's also great on it's own or even inside a wrap or something.
Enjoy friends and thanks for stopping by!
This hearty cowboy caviar chopped salsa is full of beans, veggies, lime, seasoning, and avocado! Perfect for game day, light lunch, BBQ, potluck, or as a healthier snack option. Chop up some vegetables and combine everything in a bowl.
- 1 can (15.5 oz) pinto beans, drained & rinsed
- 1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, drained & rinsed
- 1 bag (16 oz) frozen corn, thawed but still cold
- 2 avocados, chopped
- 5 roma or plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1/4-1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 of a red onion, finely chopped
- juice of 2 limes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more/less to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together well.
- Let sit in refrigerator for 1-3 hours before serving.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days.
If you want spicier add some chopped jalapeno.
If you want more avocado then add 1 more. Want less red onion? Only add 1-2 tablespoons. The amounts are all very adaptable to your preference.
Add more garlic powder if you prefer. Add a different spice.
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