One of the best parts about spring and summer entertaining is stepping away from the oven and moving into the realm of dishes that only require slicing, dicing, and seasoning for preparation. Anything that’s refreshing, full of fruits and veggies, and quickly assembled is fair game for summer entertaining – plus they’re perfectly paired with an ice cold beer. Plus, these summer dishes are often some of the most colorful and healthy in my repertoire, and who doesn’t love a lively table full of delicious colors?
I love making dishes that I can throw together in a matter of minutes, serve that evening, but that only get better with a day or two in the fridge so that leftovers are just as yummy as the first night. This recipe definitely fits the bill. The inspiration for it came last week when I was trying to think of something to whip up for a Friday evening dinner. I was watching Chef’s Table on Netflix, there was an image that flashed across the screen of a farmer holding an ear of corn, I said to Adam, “Should we make a corn dip?” He replied, “Why don’t we make Texas Caviar?” Well, not being a Texan, I’d never heard that term, but a few google searches lately and I had come up with a game plan for my own spin on the recipe.
You can prepare this a day or two in advance if you’d like, but make sure you season it right before serving! You want the spices to be just right.
2 cans (15.5 oz) black eyed peas
1 can (15.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes
1 can (10 oz) golden whole kernel corn
1 green pepper, diced
1 orange pepper, diced
2 jalepenos, diced
1 small onion, diced
7 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Chopped cilantro to taste
Mix together all ingredients. Let sit 2 hours to overnight to let the flavors meld. Season to taste before serving with tortilla chips. Pair this fresh dish with a low calorie, refreshing beer. Enjoy!
PAIR IT WITH A COLD BEER
Looking to pair your summer feast with an ice cold beer? Reach for Michelob Pure Gold this spring. It’s a light, crisp lager that’s made with organic grains and no artificial colors or flavorings. It also has just 85 calories and 2.5 carbs which means you can have a few over the course of the night without feeling bad about it. It’s only available in limited quantities though, so make sure you grab it before it’s gone!
This post is sponsored by Michelob ULTRA but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.