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Cowboy Caviar
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Cowboy Caviar


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  • ⅓ cup olive or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅓ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper


Whisk together olive oil, sugar, white wine vinegar and chili powder in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients, cover and refrigerate.

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Dietary and Nutrition


Beans are a rich source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They’re convenient, versatile and lend themselves to many tasty dishes.

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