Oh how I love this Mexican Caviar appetizer! The babe and I went to Trader Joe’s to do a little grocery shopping and picked up some of the essentials for this recipe. As many of you fellow parents know, it’s somewhat difficult to cook or prepare anything with a kid running around. Andrew is in that dangerous stage right now where he just started walking but isn’t quite a pro yet. So I have to keep a close watch on him ALL THE TIME. When we got home from shopping I set out all of his toys and got to work. Luckily I can see him in our living room from the kitchen so it’s faiiiiirly easy to chop chop chop while I watch him. If he gets out of view, I just stop what I’m doing and move him back into view. Normally he wants to “help” me cook so he stands right next to me in the kitchen and I’ll give him little chunks of avocado to keep him happy. Unfortunately avocado is about all he likes from this dish so if he gets tired of avocado I’m screwed. Anyway, I do what I can and hope that I can finish what I started. As for this time, I got it made and had it for lunch all within an hour. Wooo hoo! Recipe below.
-1/4 cup olive oil
-1/2 cup red wine vinegar
-1 teaspoon cumin
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-a pinch of pepper
-2 cloves crushed garlic
-one can black beans, drained
-one can whole kernel corn, drained
-2 large avocados, cut into bite sized chunks
-2 roma tomatoes, diced
-1/2 cup diced green onion
-1/2 cup diced cilantro
*Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a large bowl. Add the caviar ingredients to the dressing and stir to mix. As always, adjust caviar ingredients to your liking. My husband doesn’t like onion or cilantro as much as I do so I try not to add as much. I also think this appetizer is even better the next day. All of the caviar ingredients sort of marinate in the dressing overnight and it’s just so yummy!
*Serve with tortilla chips or better yet, plantain chips! Plantain chips aren’t the same as banana chips, okay. Banana chips are sweet and plantain chips are salted and taste more like a thick potato chip. The plantain chips from Trader Joe’s are oh so good! Okay, enough reading – start cooking!
***Oh yeah, forgot to add that I KNOW this isn’t toooootally hardcore Paleo since I’m still doing the Paleo thing, but like I said before, have a cheat every now and then! 🙂