Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Chill 2 hrs

Ingredients

  • 1 15 1/2 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 2 1/4 ounce can sliced black olives, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
Garnish:
  • Chopped cilantro, optional
  • Cracked-pepper crackers for dipping

Make It

1. Mash black beans slightly and place in a medium-size bowl. Add black olives, onion, jalapeno, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Refrigerate, covered, for 2 hours.

2. Spread cream cheese evenly over the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Spread bean mixture over the top. Garnish with cilantro if using. Serve with cracked-pepper crackers.