okie caviar

This is one of our family favorite go-tos in the summer. Maybe it’s because almost all the ingredients are pantry staples. I like to keep a supply of canned fruit, vegetables and beans in my pantry because they cut down on meal prep time. Because of the canned beans and tomatoes this dish is so easy to put together. All it takes is a few turns of the can opener and you are almost done.

okie caviar Ingredients:

  • 1 can SW black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can SW petite-cut tomatoes
  • 1 can black eyed peas
  • 1 can Green Giant White shoepeg corn
  • 1 can original Rotel tomatoes
  • 1/2 bottle Italian dressing
  • 1 green pepper finely diced
  • 1 red onion finely diced

okie caviar No matter the time of year, you’ll always be able to these vegetables on the shelves of the grocery store. I live in a small town and am able to find all of the ingredients at my local grocer, Lee’s Marketplace. Since they were picked and canned at the peak of freshness all the flavor and nutrients is sealed in the can.

okie caviar

Look at all those colors! After you’ve added the beans and vegetables to the bowl, mix in a half bottle of the Italian dressing and refrigerate. I think it is best served the next day, after the flavors have had a chance to meld. Just be sure you have a big bag of tortilla chips to go with it!

okie caviar

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Canbassador Badge I am excited to have teamed up with the Cans Get You Cooking Campaign as a “Can-Ambassador”. While I received compensation for this post; all opinions are my own. The recipe is a family favorite and I believe in keeping a variety of canned foods in my pantry.


  1. I make something similar called cowboy caviar and it’s our favorite!

  2. Ranee Scott Says: August 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I think this would be an awesome side salad with a chicken breast as well.

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