Thursday, July 1, 2010

Corn Salsa or Cowboy Caviar

A little red white and blue to celebrate the 4th of July
This would be great anytime of year.
My good friend Annette served us this tasty salsa
when we went over to her home.

What else would you start with but fresh tomatoes?
This salsa also uses canned black-eyed peas
Canned corn, but fresh off the cob would be great too.
Fresh green onions and cilantro
To store any leftover cilantro, cut off the stems and place
in a glass or jar of water in the fridge.
The dressing is Good Seasons Italian Dressing
made according to package directions.
I used apple cider vinegar, but any would work.
Red salsa, white and blue corn tortilla chips are perfect.
These blue chips were "red hot" so they had a little red in them.

Yummy Corn Salsa
(aka Cowboy Caviar

4-6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1-15 oz. can black-eyed peas, drained
1-15 oz. can corn, drained
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2-1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 envelope Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix, made
according to directions.

Mix all ingredients together and then add the dressing.
Optional:  You can add 1-2 cubed avocados right
before serving.
I think I could live off of chips and salsa.

Make something Red Whiteand Blue today.

I will be posting this with Foodie Friday

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. This looks so yummy, Jacqueline! Thanks for vising my blog. I wanted to tell you that I did not make my placemats. I have had them for years. I have a friend who liked them so much that she made a set for herself. I like hers better because she used pockets from real jeans. So cute! Just like jeans, these placemats are so easy to care for. Hope things cool down for you soon!

  2. Jacqueline, I just saw your note at StoneGable. Congratulations- your precious little one is in our prayers- hope all is well and her entry is grand!
    xoxo Pattie

  3. Jacqueline,
    Your salsa looks wonderfully yummy!
    I've never thought of adding blackeyed peas, but it would be a nice change from black beans!
    Thanks for sharing...
    Dee Dee

  4. This looks really easy to make and looks so yummy too. I love the white and blue chips with red salsa. That's my kind of red, white, and blue.

  5. Nice. I was wondering where the blue would come in! This would be a great addition to my Vegetarian Foodie Fridays carnival if you feel like joining. Here's my url. Hope to see you there.

  6. I Love Cowboy Caviar.Perfect for Fourth of July. Thanks for stopping by. Like you I am fighting with the birds on my fruit too. They love my figs..but so do we. An ongoing battle :)

  7. It doesn't matter what you call it, it looks fantastic! I love this, thanks!

  8. I love this stuff1 Where I come from, we call it L.A. Caviar (Lower Alabama)--- LOL!

    Your July 4th tablescape was wonderful, btw.

  9. That salsa looks great! I love using fresh cilantro!

  10. Jacqueline,
    Perfect dish for a picnic! I'm going to add this to my menu to make for the 4th! I love how fresh and healthy this recipe is!

    And your red, white and blue tablescape was "sparkling"! I love that you rolled the icecream in sprinkles! Wonderful and creative idea. I'll have to try that one! What a stellar shot of the sparkler in the icecream. Magazine worthy!

    Have a happy 4th!

  11. Hi Jacqueline,

    I was stopping by (late) to see your tablescape -- very beautiful! I'm glad I got here just in time to see your "cowboy caviar" recipe. It looks delicious!

    Hope you and yours have a happy 4th!

  12. Thanks for commenting so quickly on the oven. Always good to hear a honest review from a good cook/baker.

  13. Looks delicious!! I love salsa, especially freshly made. YUM!! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. I have heard of this it looks delicious. All fresh and ready to eat. Have a great 4th!

  15. Yup, one more for the files. I can't even eat the amount of food I would have to in order to try all these great recipes.

  16. This looks delicious and right up my alley! I would throw something like this together, but would never have added the Italian dressing. I will have to try it.

  17. Your salsa looks so fresh and appetizing. Making me hungry!

  18. Cowboy caviar.. what a funny name..! Your salad looks yummy.. fresh and delicius, perfect for the summer..!! compliments..!!!!

    Nice week-end and happy 4º!!

  19. I love the photography and you gave great instructions to go with.
    Not heard of this but look forward to trying it.

    Thank you for your kind comments.
    I am your newest follower. Hope you join us again soon.

  20. The salsa looks absolutely scrumptious, and I love that you called it Cowboy Caviar!!


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