Are you looking for a tasty side dish to contribute to a picnic, potluck, or party? Every time I make this dish everyone raves about it. The best part is that it truly is very simple to make and is practically a no-cook dish. I roasted the corn, but if you want a shortcut feel free to use canned corn.
Pull out your best chopping knife for this veggie-filled dish. This budget-minded salad is chockfull of colorful veggies and black beans in a tangy and spicy dressing that really hits the spot. The longer this salad sits the better the flavors marinate.
This cowboy caviar is similar to this black bean salad, but loaded with lots more veggies. It can be served as an appetizer with blue tortilla chips or served as a side dish with brisket. It’s a versatile and healthy dish that you’ll be proud to serve and happy to eat.
For those of you who might not know, I have worked as an influencer with Kroger for a couple of years and finally met most of the Kroger team in person at an event they hosted in Cincinnati.
During this trip, I met some of the talented influences they collaborate with. We learned so much about Kroger’s top brands including some of my favorites like Simple Truth and Private Selection.
We also learned all about ClickList. Have you ever tried it? You might want to see this video where I talk all about it. ClickList is very convenient for those who might not have the time to shop in a store and prefer online ordering.
We also learned about their initiative for Zero Waste Zero Hunger – Have you ever wondered what grocery stores do with all the food that is close to expiring? I always have. Did you know that 40% of food in the U.S. is uneaten, and yet 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger?
Thanks to Kroger they’re goal is to end hunger and eliminate waste by 2025. I’m excited to join forces and end hunger and eliminate waste.
After learning all about Kroger, us bloggers tied on our aprons, and headed to the kitchen to show off our cooking skills by making a dish.
We ordered our ingredients online via ClikList and each of us got to work.
I was in the side dish category and made this cowboy caviar. It was so enjoyable to see so many gifted bloggers in their element – having fun…cooking.
I already loved my local King Soopers, part of the Kroger Family of Stores, and now after this trip, love Kroger even more.
After the event I have been very inspired — especially about learning how to reduce food waste and save money. Some of my goals are to stop pitching produce and find creative ways to use it. I’m also inspired to shop smarter and get the most for my money.
Did you know nearly one-third of less-than-perfect pieces of produce become garbage before they even hit the grocery shelves, just based on the way it looks? We as Americans really have to get over the fact that everything has to look perfect. This was a big eye-opener for me.
Some of my goals are to share recipes with you on how to reinvent your leftovers and share tips on how to shop more efficiently, but I’d love to hear from you. What would you like me to share?
- 2 15 ounce cans Simple Truth black beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 ears corn, roasted and kernels removed or 1 (11-ounce) can of corn
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 red or orange bell pepper, diced
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 2 avocados, chopped
- 1 to 2 jalapeños, seeded (to taste), minced
- Simple Truth Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Cupz, for serving
- In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, cilantro, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Toss with dressing until well combined.
- Nutrition facts do not include tortilla cups / chips!
Photography by Raemi Vermiglio
This post is in partnership with Kroger. As always, thank you for reading and for supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. All opinions are always my own.