Black beans absorb other flavors superbly, so try to leave this for at least 20 minutes before serving to allow the different flavors to blend together.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix beans, peas, tomatoes, corn, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno peppers in a large bowl. Season with garlic salt. Add dressing and cilantro; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 32.3g 10% DV; fat 9.1g 14% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1255.3mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2009
If you are fan of *bright* flavors like cilantro, drop the black eyed peas and use fresh de-seeded jalapenos. I also recommend rinsing any beans before using them for a purer flavor and less sodium. Also, Trader Joe's sells a frozen corn that is "fire-roasted." the kernels are big and striped with the roastedness. Works great in a dish like this. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2009
Didn't like this at all. Made it as directed but I should have used my own judgement and left out the cilantro and use only half the pepper and onion. Read More
(7)
263 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 203
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2009
If you are fan of *bright* flavors like cilantro, drop the black eyed peas and use fresh de-seeded jalapenos. I also recommend rinsing any beans before using them for a purer flavor and less sodium. Also, Trader Joe's sells a frozen corn that is "fire-roasted." the kernels are big and striped with the roastedness. Works great in a dish like this. Read More
(234)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2008
This is great! I added a diced avocado and left out the black-eyed peas but threw in some extra black beans. Delicious - and a real hit at every party! Read More
(152)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2006
I've made this several times and EVERYONE asks for the recipe. I use green onions instead of white and I omit the bell pepper (because I don't like it.) Also Wishbone Robusto makes a great choice for teh sald dressing. A few of the other reviewers commented on it being to watery... I have found that the longer it sets the more liquid is absorbed. Tastes great with Frito Scoops! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2007
I served this at a recent gathering at my house. It was almost gone by the end of the night - and there were only seven of us eating it! The only thing I added was the juice of one lime. It was wonderful that night and the little bit of left over was even more delicious the next day. What a great way to get your veggies! Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2007
when I first read the recipe I thought this was too simple to be impressive...but it was fantastic! I made it for a cinco de mayo party and people would not stop talking about it. (They ignored my flan and other way harder things to make!) I almost make a batch weekly over the summer - add grilled chicken or rice etc...for an entire meal. Don't go overboard on the cilantro too much can kill it! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2008
The Kraft Zesty Italian dressing and extra garlic powder really makes this salsa. When I take the time to chop peppers and onions it is such a great gourmet salsa. My friends have raved over and over when I make this. They even request that I bring it to parties. I've added extra types beans to this as well which makes it all the more interesting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
I used a bag of frozen mexican veggie mix it was already seasoned and chopped so it made it extra easy. I left out the peppers for personal preference and used taco seasoning and garlic salt. We put the caviar in the middle of openfaced cojack cheese and bacon quesadillas. It was so good! We ate the leftovers with chips and then made more!!! It was so easy. It took like 5 minutes to make the caviar and like 10 to do the quesadillas--yummo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2008
I was kind of afraid of the Italian dressing in this recipe but it turned out REALLY good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2006
Yumm!!! I had to make a 2nd batch at a party on the fly to keep up with how fast my guests were eating it. We love it. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2009
Didn't like this at all. Made it as directed but I should have used my own judgement and left out the cilantro and use only half the pepper and onion. Read More
(7)
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