Friday, March 1, 2013

Mexican Caviar

Today's treat idea was passed along by my daughter-in-law...

...who got it from her cousin...

...who heard about it from a friend...

You get the idea.  It's one of those great recipes that's been passed along so many times, it's impossible to give credit.

That said, you will love this little recipe - it's inexpensive, healthy, easy to put together, can be made in advance and makes A LOT.  

So, if you need to take something to a party for an appetizer, whip up some Mexican Caviar!

Mexican Caviar

1 can black beans
1 can lentils
1 can niblets corn

Drain, rinse and combine in a bowl.

1 cup finely chopped purple onion
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup finely chopped bell pepper (two colours)

Add to bowl and stir.

3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
salt and pepper

Heat dressing ingredients to melt sugar, then cool.
Pour over veggies and beans and let sit overnight.
Drain off dressing and serve.

That's it!  The cans are all regular "soup can" size.  It lasts well in the fridge and I have even frozen some without a problem.

Mexican caviar - definitely a keeper!

Find this recipe and plenty of other tasty treats at
I've also posted on Carole's Food on Friday
website - a great place to cruise around if you're
looking for something new to try!!


  1. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is collecting links to posts about Mexican dishes and flavours. I do hope you link this one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

  2. Yum! I would definitely try this although I would probably replace the bell peppers with some kind of chili pepper and maybe add some cilantro, too! Now I am starving!

  3. Maggie ,thanks for joining the link up for Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter. I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the other links. I have been reading them all and must say my Mexican cravings are now almost out of control! Cheers

    Ps I am signing up to follow your blog. A follow back would be great – or maybe you have already?

    Pps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just let me know your email address. It will be kept private.