Cowboy Caviar {Appetizer}

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Do you ever forget about a recipe when you haven't made it in a while…..like 10 years ago! I remember because it was for a special party.

We went to a Super Bowl Party this year, and I wanted to take something different. I went through my horribly disorganized recipe box….mental note to work on it! I came across this recipe handwritten on a piece of paper that I took over the phone from my sister-in-law. It is for Cowboy Caviar.

Why did I forget about it? Who knows, but it is back in the rotation! It was a big hit and guess what! It is so easy AND make ahead! 

Cowboy Caviar from Our Southern Home

Cowboy Caviar
Serves 10
A wonderful make ahead appetizer!
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  1. 15 ounce can of black beans drained and rinsed well
  2. 4 ounce chopped, ripe olives drained
  3. 1/4 cup of diced onion
  4. 1 clove of garlic minced
  5. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  6. 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  7. 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt (depends on taste)
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  10. 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
  11. 8 to12 ounce package of cream cheese
  12. 1 red bell pepper diced
  13. 1 bunch of green onion chopped
  14. large party sized bag of tortillas
  1. The day before combine the black beans and the next 9 ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate over night so the flavors blend together.
  2. To serve, spread the cream cheese over a medium sized platter or dish.
  3. Top with the bean mixture spreading to cover.
  4. Arrange the diced red bell pepper around the outer edge.
  5. Sprinkle the center with the desired amount of chopped green onion.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips
Also on OSH!  Semi-Homemade Spice Cake
  1. I buy a 12 ounce container of the spreadable cream cheese like you use on a begal. It is easier to spread on the platter than the block, but both are fine.
  2. Don't expect leftovers!
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This is definitely a favorite!

Cowboy Caviar from Our Southern Home

 Just spread the cream cheese over the entire platter. This could easily be doubled with a larger platter.

Cowboy Caviar from Our Southern Home

 Not only does it taste great, but it's a colorful presentation!

Cowboy Caviar from Our Southern Home

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  1. This looks wonderful! I’m always looking for a new appetizer to take to supper club or to serve post tennis match. I know the gals on my tennis team will gobble this up!

  2. This is my kind of recipe. I use about the same for my cold pasta salads…… I am making this as soon as I can get the ingredients…. yummmm. In fact, I might just eat the whole thing myself. lol

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