This “cowboy caviar” is a dish we originally found on delish.com and have adapted to suit our taste and dietary preferences. We have made it dozens of times (usually a double batch), and every time it disappears too quickly! This is a perfect summer dish because it requires NO cooking and is extremely versatile. We typically eat it with burgers, grilled chicken, or on salads. We used to eat it with tortilla chips, which was delicious as well. If you can tolerate corn, add 1 cup of corn to the recipe for a nice contrast in color and texture. If you eat Paleo, omit the beans and add cooked chicken to the mix. What really makes this dish delicious is the avocado, so definitely don’t skimp on that! Try this one or make your own version and let me know what you think!
Adapted from delish.com
15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 roma tomatoes, diced
3 green onions, minced
1 large avocado, diced
1 c chopped fresh cilantro
½ c salsa (we like to use hot salsa, but any type will work)
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Combine all ingredients in large bowl and gently stir to combine. Refrigerate. This only keeps for 2-3 days (past that, the avocado starts to turn brown), but it probably won’t even last that long!