Cowboy caviar is typically made with a mixture of black beans, black-eyed peas, loads of fresh veggies like corn, red pepper, tomato, and avocado, and flavored up with some onion, cilantro, and jalapeño then tossed with a vinaigrette style dressing.  This dish is fresh and filling!

Cowboy Caviar with Quinoa and Zesty Lime Dressing [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  Ingredients for the Caviar:

  • 1 1/2 cups (one 15 oz. can 425 grams) of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of black-eyed peas (170 grams) drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups (278 grams) white quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup of sweet corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup of red pepper, diced (1 medium red pepper)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced with seeds removed
  • 1 large avocado, cubed
  • 1/4 cup of red onion, finely diced
  • 3/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, finely diced with seeds and membranes removed

Ingredients for the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons of lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder (mild or spicy)
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper

Preparation

  1. If using canned beans and peas, drain and thoroughly rinse them to avoid a beany taste. Dice the pepper, tomato and avocado into ½” sized pieces, removing the seeds from the tomatoes. Fine dice the onion and the jalapeño.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, place the beans, peas, quinoa, vegetables and cilantro. Gently stir until well mixed.
  3. Whisk the lime juice and zest, maple syrup, vinegar, garlic and spices in a small bowl until well incorporated. Pour the dressing over the cowboy caviar and gently mix until evenly coated.


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