Texan Caviar Salad + TWO Delicious Dressings to Try
This Texan Caviar salad is already a hot tip for ‘Recipe of the Year’ (you may recall me calling this soup my soup of the year just as early last year!)
I adore it. So many of my favorite flavors and it goes so fantastically well with either of the dressing options (maybe the hot sauce edges it for me).
And this recipe is PACKED with benefits!
- Black beans & black-eyed peas are packed with a variety of vitamins, protein minerals, and fiber. These legumes are a good source of plant-based protein, and studies have shown that consuming black beans can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Black beans contain a range of nutrients, including iron, magnesium, potassium, and folate. Studies have shown that consuming black-eyed peas can help to lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, and support healthy digestion.
- Scallions, also known as green onions, are a type of vegetable that is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron. They are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help to protect against chronic diseases. Studies have shown that consuming scallions can help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
- Bell peppers are an antioxidant powerhouse and a great source of vitamin C. Studies have shown that consuming bell peppers can help to lower the risk of certain types of cancer, improve cardiovascular health, and support healthy digestion. They are also a good source of fiber, potassium, and folate.
- Jalapenos are a type of chili pepper that is a rich source of capsaicin, a compound that is known for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Studies have also shown that consuming jalapenos can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve metabolism, and support healthy digestion.
- Grape tomatoes are high in vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Studies have shown that consuming grape tomatoes can help to improve cardiovascular health, reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, and support healthy vision.
- Avocado is of course a cornerstone ingredient of the alkaline diet. It is nutrient-dense and high in healthy fats, fiber, and a range of vitamins and minerals. It is also the best dietary source of glutathione, the master antioxidant. Studies have shown that consuming avocado can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve cholesterol levels, and support healthy digestion.
- Coriander/Cilantro is a powerful detoxification tool. It is rich in vitamins A and K, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Studies have shown that consuming cilantro can help to lower blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, and support healthy digestion. It is also a good source of fiber, iron, and calcium.
Phew! That’s a lot! Let’s get into the recipe:
Texan “Caviar” Salad with TWO Dressings
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed, or 1 fresh corn cob, shucked
- 4 scallions, chopped
- ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 avocado, diced
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- To make the Texan Caviar Salad, in a large bowl, combine the black beans, black eyed peas, corn, scallions, red onion, bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, grape tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well to coat.
- Chill the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving
And now let’s get into dressing #1 – a Texan-kinda twist on an Italian Dressing!Print
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
And for the Alkaline Hot Sauce dressing, follow this link:
Give both dressings a try and let me know which one you prefer!