Monday, June 25, 2012

Laura's Redneck Caviar

Doesn't this just look so yummy?!?  I've found that oftentimes the prettier food is the healthier it is.  Unless it's awesomely decorated cupcakes.  Then that rule doesn't apply.

After telling my Mom about this salsa she informed me that it is called Redneck Caviar.  Sure enough I googled it and found a million recipes.  The nice thing about this salsa though is you can add and remove ingredients and it will still taste great.

Traditionally I think this calls for something like the following:

2 cans of black beans
2 cans of yellow corn
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 purple onion
3 chopped tomatoes
1 can rotel
onion powder
garlic powder
1 small bottle of italian dressing


We are trying to be every more healthy at our house so here is how I made it.

Laura's Redneck Caviar

1 can of black beans
1 can of yellow corn
1/3 purple onion
1 large tomato
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
dash or two of salt
2 Tbsp lemon julice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

As much as I would LOVE to put a whole thing of Itialian dressing in this it just isn't as good for me. I didn't have rotel on hand but I plan to add it the next time I make it.  We eat this on tacos or as a dip!  Other ingredients you could add or subtract include green onions, black eyed peas, parsley, chili powder, japerlenos, pimentos, lime juice, avocado...pretty much anything that sounds good to you!

Hope you enjoy this one as much as we do!


mary_smith said...

Ha! I make something similar called Texas Caviar, since my husband is from Texas. I too use lemon juice or lime juice instead of italian dressing.

Marcie said...

My daughter makes this! She doesn't call it caviar though, I think that's a perfect name!

Marcie @

Randi @ Regal Rhino said...

Hi, Laura! I just found and joined your blog! This looks SO yummy. I like this variation. This grabbed my eye because I make something very similar but I use 2 avocados and 6 green onions instead of purple. I haven't used tomato but that sounds great! For the liquids, I use 2 TBSP lime juice, 2 TBSP olive oil, 1 tsp red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! I blog at if you get a chance to check it out!


Lauren - Hippie Dog Company said...

This looks SO good! Pinned and on my "must try" list!



Miz Helen said...

Just pinned your great recipe, thanks for sharing on Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week end!
Miz Helen

Nicole@Show Off Friday Blog Hop said...

Wow, thatlooks great! Thanks so much for sharing, I think I'll be pinning it too!

prix du caviar said...

You are definitely right there Laura. Redneck caviar will taste even more good when you make it more creative and healthier.

Uhhhmm... And with the lemon julice you've used, wow! looks so so yummy. :)

Thanks for sharing.

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