Friday, September 30, 2011

A Great Appetizer.....Mexican Caviar!

Happy "finally feeling like FALL DAY," the humidity is finally GONE, and its really nice outside.  I finally bought mums and pumpkins today, getting ready to finally decorate the outside of the house, yesterday I decorated the inside of the house, with all my "fall things," looks so pretty. I am hoping for a cooler weekend! 

I have to say, I have 18 FOLLOWERS!!!  I am so excited that you all are reading and enjoying my blog....thank you! And a special "thank you" to my Sister, for telling everyone about my blog, she has a lot of "Followers"......such a nice big sister!  If you haven't checked out her blog, here's her link: http://wifeofthecolonel.blogspot.com/

We are doing something special on  Monday, so come back and check it out!!

Here's another recipe that I think you all would enjoy, it's great for a big gathering, and perfect for munching while watching football.  Now is the time for football, and we watch it faithfully in this house every Sunday afternoon, and Monday night.

Mexican Caviar is a fairly new recipe, I got this recipe from my friend Ann Marie. It's a crowd pleaser.  It has a Mexican flare, with beans, corn, and tomato's, along with cilantro, scallions, and lime juice.  I absolutely LOVE cilantro, fresh cilantro that is.  I have never really cooked with it before.  I didn't grow up eating the herb, Mom never used it. This recipe calls for a lot of cilantro, and mixed with the other ingredients, and especially the lime juice, (freshly squeezed lime juice) it tastes so fresh, and absolutely delicious and colorful.  The first time I made it, I couldn't get enough, I even served it with grilled chicken, and my family loved it. Serve it with those "scoop" tortilla chips, they make a nice little bowl for the caviar.....YUMMO!

Mexican Caviar
2 cans black beans
2 cans Mexican corn (you find it right where the can corn is sold)
2 cans of diced tomato's with Jalapeno peppers
3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. sugar
1 whole bunch of Cilantro minced without the stems
2 stalks of green onion/scallions chopped
2 whole limes squeezed (fresh only)

Drain and rinse the beans in a colander until all the liquid is gone.  Do the same with the corn and tomato's, put them all in a big bowl.  Add the minced cilantro, and scallions. In a separate bowl whisk the canola oil, cider vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, and lime juice.  Add to the bowl of beans and other ingredients.  Stir.  Taste it, what does it need, more salt?  Add a little, more pepper?  Add a little....you need to taste your food to see what it needs to be delicious!!!!!  Chill for 3 hours or overnight.  You can half this recipe if you're having a small crowd.  Serve with Tortilla chips.....or even serve with grilled chicken cutlets, or even over brown rice for a side dish.  YUMMO!

2 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love this dish. And I see you learned how to link :)

Liz said...

yes indeed...... :)