Cowboy Caviar with Quinoa and Zesty Lime Dressing Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes
1½ cups (one 15 oz. can 425 grams) of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup of black-eyed peas (170 grams) drained and rinsed
1½ 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
¼ cup of red onion, finely diced
¾ cup of cilantro, chopped
1 small jalapeño, finely diced with seeds and membranes removed
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
1If 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.
2In a large mixing bowl, place the beans, peas, quinoa, vegetables and cilantro. Gently stir until well mixed.
3Whisk 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.
4Note: Serve with on a bed of lettuce as a flavorful and filling salad with tortilla chips on the side.
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