Ellen’s Version of Cowboy Caviar

I love this dip so much! There is such great flavor that is packed with fiber, antioxidants, and deliciousness!  I won’t get started on fiber right now since I am going to past my entire lecture on the health benefits of fiber soon!  I originally found this dish at Costco and one day they didn’t carry it.  I was pretty upset so I had to come up with my own version of the dish to satisfy my craving.  I have added pasta and turned it into a pasta salad that was great for a potluck supper.  These ingredients can usually be found in a pantry and used when you need to whip up a dish real quick!

1 Can Black beans, rinsed and drained

1 Can Black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

1/4 -1/3 Green bell pepper, diced

¼-1/3 Red Bell pepper, diced

½ Medium to small yellow onion, diced

¾ Cup Italian dressing

Dash of smoked paprika (I like a really heavy dash!)

Black pepper to taste

Cayenne pepper to taste (optional to give it heat)

Chips to scoop the dip into


Mix all the ingredients together well.

Note: This recipe gets better with time in the refrigerator but it is still delicious right out of the bowl!

This is a great recipe to make into a pasta salad. Just add pasta and serve!

These ingredients can be added as well:

1 can of corn or 1 ear of fresh corn cooked and cut off the cob (frozen corn can be used as well about 1/3 cup cooked/heated)  1 can of petit diced tomatoes or 1 fresh tomato diced can be added too both of those are drained

PS: I know you are thinking, “Where is the photo!”  There will be a photo of this dish soon!


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