Hearty, healthy, and full of flavor, this bean salsa will be the hit of the party!
So here’s the deal with this dip: My sister recently had a baby, and so as those things go, we had a party. And her in-laws brought an amazing cowboy caviar type dip, very similar to what you are seeing here. It was definitely everyone’s favorite, and I ate it by the chip-full, then spooned it over my salad too. So I asked for the recipe. And she said, “It is just all those yummy things and some sweet vinaigrette dumped over the top.”
Sounds simple enough right?
Well it would be, except they live in a small town and shop at a small local store. And my big old chain store does not carry the sweet vinaigrette dressing she recommended. I can’t find it. And I have been wanting the bean salsa ever since. So I bought tons of different vinaigrette dressings to try and recreate the flavor. Total waste.
Then I realized I could just make my own. So I did. And while it is not exactly the same, I dare to say it might actually be better.
- 2-3 cups grape tomatoes quartered
- 1 jalapeno seeds removed, chopped
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 15 ounce can black beans
- 1 15 ounce can pinto beans
- 1 15 ounce can navy beans
- 1 15 ounce can corn kernels
- 2 red sweet mini peppers
- 1 avocado chunked
Honey Lime Vinaigrette
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 2 Tbs honey
- 2 limes juiced
- 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Drain and rinse beans
- Drain corn
- Quarter tomatoes, chop jalapenos and sweet mini peppers, chunk avocado, and finely chop cilantro
- Mix all Honey Lime Vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl, and whisk until incorporated.
- In a large bowl, combine chopped veggies, rinsed and drained beans, and drained corn kernels
- Pour vinaigrette over top
- Stir until everything is mixed up nicely
- Refrigerate 30 minutes to let flavors mingle
- Enjoy with chips, pita slices, on top of a salad, or with a spoon!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Anyway, I served it with Scoops chips because they are the hubs fave. But it can also be served over salad, in a burrito, with grilled chicken or prawns, or just eat it with a spoon. It is not beneath me to do this.
Can you blame me? Enjoy! Just remember, if you bring it to a party, be prepared to be the star.