Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 68.8
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 122.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g

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Introduction

Serve this black bean salsa known as cowboy caviar at your next potluck. Serve this black bean salsa known as cowboy caviar at your next potluck.
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed
    1 (17 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
    2 large tomatoes, chopped
    1 large avocado, diced
    1/2 red onion, chopped
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

    Dressing
    1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
    3-4 Tbsp lime juice
    2 Tbsp olive oil
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper

Directions

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Cover and chill.
3. Garnish with avocado slices or cilantro sprigs.
4. Serve with tortilla chips.

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  • Very Good
    83 of 83 people found this review helpful
    I added just a touch of sugar (about a teaspoon) to take the sharp edge off. One serving is about 3 ounces, which fills about seven baked tortilla scoops. Baked scoops are 10 calories each, so one scoop FULL of cowboy caviar is only 20 calories! - 11/25/07

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  • Incredible!
    39 of 39 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe! I made it for a bbq and I got a ton of comments on how good it is. The second time I made it I put all the ingredients together except for the avocado and stored it in the fridge over night so all the flavors melded together. Add avocado right before serving. Thanks Janae! - 6/22/07

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  • Incredible!
    35 of 35 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE this recipe!! Colorful and flavorful and a unanimous hit. I add a couple diced peppers for spice as it's otherwise pretty mild, & omit the oil & add extra lime juice. Also good on hot dogs, salads, etc... omit the avocado and it will keep longer, but you're missing a whole layer of flavor! :) - 6/5/07

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 29 people found this review helpful
    You definitely don't need the oil...I'm from Texas- so adding the cumin, garlic & pepper was great--to keep it kid friendly...I didn't add jalapeno pepper- BUT you could! DELISH - 7/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    24 of 27 people found this review helpful
    The olive oil isn't necessary and neither is the vinegar with the addition of more lime juice and I added cumin to kick it up a notch. My most requested recipe! And the baked Scoops are essential for parties. - 5/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I will definitely make this again. Perfect as is for kids and family. Personally I would add some spice by adding hot salsa or hot peppers and maybe some cumin. - 7/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I love these ingredients, together they are fabulous! - 4/30/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This is almost a cold version of black bean soup. Really good. - 4/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I made this and put it over grilled chicken. Yummy! - 5/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this. Excellent!!!! - 4/30/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I make this using frozen veggies (to cut down on sodium) and add a chopped hot pepper. This is great with celery sticks. - 1/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    WOW
    I added red bell pepper and used mexi-corn, instead of regular
    - 6/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I just made this and have only tasted it from the taste testing as I went along, but it's delicious. I added in some chopped red pepper, and used parsley instead of cilantro. I halved the oil for fewer calories. Can't wait to serve! - 3/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    We make this all the time.... My daughter loves it. I use it on chicken tacos or just with tortilla chips - 12/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I put this on top of a filet of Tilapia and it was delicious. Also, I forgot to by Red Wine Vinegar so I used Balsamic and it was delicious. - 10/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great vegetarian (and quick!) meal. A personal favorite! - 7/22/09

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe. I have made it twice. Both times I took it to a rodeo. Great with blue corn chips. - 6/24/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I've just made this and while I am no wizard in the kitchen, it came out great. Very tastey. Can anyone tell me how to figure out what the size of a single serving is? I see the whole thing makes 24 servings, but since I am watching cal., I need to know a single serving size. Thanks. - 1/27/09

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  • 6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I thought this recipe was great! I added low fat cream cheese and mixed everything together and WOW was it ever yummy! - 1/25/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful and Yummy!I added jalapenos to mine. - 7/30/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It was great!!! - 7/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    love this recipe. I used an assortment of jalepeno, banana and red pepper. will make this again. - 6/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have made this as a low cal dinner with wheat chips but I topped the salsa with just lime juice. No olive oil or vinegar and it still taste great, everyone at work wants to know what I am eating. - 3/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this yesterday for a b-day party,and everyone raved about it!! My picky sister even loved it! - 1/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Took this to our church campmeeting dinners and the pastor and several men requested it over and over again! I love it too except I leave the corn out for myself. Wonderful recipe, thanks for sharing. - 10/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a block party fav, the avocado is a great addition will start using that and I like your "dressing". (I've used rotele many times) - 10/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was great, I used the mexicorn too! Thanks, I love the name too! - 6/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    very authentic; cute name. - 5/6/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    excellent!, I added jalapanos and put them in toasted tortilla cups (micro 20 sec, fit inside corelle bowl and bake at 350 for 10 min) and used the left overs to make quesidillas, just added some cheese as binding. YUM - 9/11/08

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this to take to a party last night and everybody loved it. I was asked to bring it to our next get together. I will make again many times this summer using fresh ingredients. Thanks for sharing this recipe! - 6/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this for a family gathering. Everyone loved it! - 5/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great Recipe. My family loves it on game night. - 3/4/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    one of my favorite things to make. - 2/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i loved this recipe! i didn't have the avacado on hand, but it was still delicious! - 12/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make this ALL the time. Love, love, love. - 10/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have a similar recipe I love. It uses balsamic vinegar instead of red wine. Otherwise it's identical to this recipe. Rinse canned beans, heat them in the microwave, and rinse them again to reduce the salt in them by up to 1/3.
    I serve this at parties and it's always completely gone at the end.
    - 9/21/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is the "bomb" ! I first had this about a month ago and I can honestly say, this is the best thing to wow a crowd of hungry vegetarians! Even my son, a meat and potatoes man loved this. I even tried it adding brown rice and it was a hit - 12/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    this is great Thank you - 12/16/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Always good! - 12/16/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    will make again - 12/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I've never had black eyed peas, and this was a fantastic first impression! - 10/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Add chopped jalapenos for some kick. An easy and delicious snack. - 2/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I just fixed this recipe to havve on hand and used my fressh herbs including mexican oregano..I used 1 small can of reshed tomato since I didn't have fresh on hand. Delish!!! - 12/6/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is absolutely delicious! - 12/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! Easy to make, tastes wonderful and tastes even better a day or two refrigerated. Don't miss out on this one. - 10/4/08

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  • Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    A friend of mine makes this but adds finely chopped hard boiled egg, fat free cream cheese and leaves out the tomatoes. The cream cheesa is beaten to make very creamy, and the chopped egg is placed around the border of the serving plate. - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was a hit! I do wish that there was a measuremnt avail for the serving size though. I used raspberry vin because it was what I had on hand, the fresh cilantro was great but you could get by without. - 8/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this without the dressing....awesome!!! - 5/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great recipe, I also added 1/2 t sugar - 7/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made this for 3 parties and everyone raved! It is so fresh and light! I throw in some jalapenos and use rotel instead of fresh tomatoes. We use Baked Scoops tortilla chips for dipping. Thanks so much for this recipe! - 7/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this with one can of black beans instead of two. It was great. I know it's a keeper when DH goes back for seconds. - 1/9/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've made this in the past and forgot all about it! It's great to take to picnics. The down side is that we normally eat it on nacho chips@ - 8/10/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Receipe is fantastic. What constitutes a serving? - 6/7/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good and so easy to make wow!! - 4/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    family loves it - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is so good! - 2/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love salsa and this is soooo cajun - 2/11/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful...doesn't really need the oil to be great! - 1/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made this several times and it is always a big hit! - 12/17/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great for a quick lunch. Keeps well without the avocado. - 10/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar recipe using balsamic vinegar instead of wine vinegar. Makes a great party dish! - 9/30/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I made it without avacado, and it was great! - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    One of our favorites! - 7/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Oh Yum! and so high in fiber and protein ~ Thanks! - 7/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my book club and it was awesome! So tasty! - 6/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    loved this!! I added cumin to it (or you could add one of those "taco seasoning" packets) and I put the Cowboy Caviar over some wild rice. SO AWESOME! I want to try putting the wild rice and this recipe into a Wheat Tortilla ( w/some lettuce and maybe cheese?) to make a burrito!!! YUM!!! - 2/3/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make something similiar: 1 can pinto beans, 1 can black beans or whatever beans, 1 can hominy, onion, 1 can diced tomatoes with hot peppers(or 1can diced tomatoes and 1or2 serrano peppers) about 3 tbspns Italian dressing...let sit overnight in fridge. - 9/22/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I also add jalapenos for a kick and a couple dashes of cumin. - 9/22/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a staple at my house. Instead of fresh tomatoes, I use diced w/green chiles. For the dressing, I use a light balsamic vinaigrette. Saves a little time.

    I also drain and rinse all the canned veggies before mixing them.
    - 9/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this with frozen corn, and it tastes great. - 5/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Instead of red wine vinegar, I used seasoned rice vinegar to give it a touch of sweet- SO good, and I don't have to worry about eating too much! I can even put it on mixed greens! - 5/6/10

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've not tried this recipe yet, but will soon, can't wait!
    Best foods has a recipe (Black bean and corn salsa) on their website that's very similar to this one it just doesn't t have the vineger or the olive oil. I've been using for quite sometime, it's very good and quite the crowd pleaser.
    - 12/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy favorite - 12/16/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this and make it all the time! We sprinkle in some Italian Good Season's dry dressing mix. Adds to the flavor. Last time we had this, it was the main ingredient to tacos. - 12/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I just made this for a party tomorrow. I have not tasted it after it marinades but the tiny bit I tasted was mmgood.
    My 18 year old daughter did the actual taste testing. I filled a couple of "scoop" chips with this "caviar" and she loved the presentation, and ate all that was on the plate.
    - 10/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Taco Bell use to use something similar to this and I loved it! Been looking for a recipe like this, Thanks! - 10/18/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    HMMMMM good !!!! what a nice change !!!
    kudos !!!
    - 6/7/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this, but I would make far less at one time to ensure freshness. - 10/26/07

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  • Delilah! - 4/30/17

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  • Hubby really liked this... a bit too zesty for my tastebuds! - 4/29/17

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  • I add some salsa and jalapeno peppers and this went over very well with the family as well as the girls book club. Who doesn't want this recipe. Oh, yeah, a keeper! - 4/29/17

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  • That looks awesome - 4/7/17

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  • Love this. - 4/4/17

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  • Yummy!!! - 4/4/17

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  • Delish! - 4/2/17

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  • Lots of good veggies! - 3/31/17

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  • How much will be a serving ? I'm new here so learning things. This looks delicious. - 3/30/17

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  • left out the avocado - 3/24/17

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  • My recipe is made without the avocado and is one of my favourites. I'm sure this will be equally delicious - 2/24/17

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  • very good thanks - 2/24/17

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  • use lime salt too great!lemon pepper also adds zest - 2/22/17

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  • nice - 2/14/17

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  • I added a teaspoon of ground cumin, and used a can of Rotel tomatoes for more spice. Neither affects calories, but sure adds flavor. Chilled over night where the flavors blend makes a huge difference. - 1/30/17

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  • Very good, made w my cooked dried black beans and frozen corn (huge sodium reduction). Added some fresh jalapeƱos, more cilantro, and a whole onion to the second batch!!!! Yummy and oh so good for u!!!! Thanks!!! - 1/11/17

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  • Absolutely delicious! I use it as a snack, with tortilla chips or as a quesadilla with cheese. If storing in frig - add avocado shortly before serving. - 8/1/16

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  • This is the best; showy enough to impress guests, healthy enough to chow down on and easy. - 4/6/16

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  • - 2/24/16

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  • This was SOOO AMAZING! An easy way to get more fruits/veggies. Even my picky eater likes it. - 1/29/16

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  • taste as great as it looks..yummy - 1/19/16

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