Homemade and Healthy Cowboy Salsa

a healthy homemade recipe for cowboy caviar - america's favorite salsa | recipe on itsaLisa.com

So I’m kind of obsessed with salsa. If you asked me what my favorite food is, the answer would be salsa. Actually that’s a lie, it’s ceviche, but that’s basically salsa of the sea, right?  My point is: how does one consume mass quantities of salsa on a budget?

You make it yourself!

Not from scratch silly… that’s too much work. Instead, go to the store and grab some jars and cans of your favorite ingredients.

This time around I went for the cowboy combo, you might recognize it from the Trader Joe’s version. It’s so filling, but the jars are so tiny that 1 could barely get me through the day. So instead, go make it for yourself! Mine filled a medium-sized mixing bowl, and only cost $4 total.

Here’s what you’ll need for your own “homemade” Cowboy Caviar:

  • a can of corn
  • a can of beans
  • a big jar of salsa

Now pour them all together! Be sure to drain the cans first so you only have solids going into your salsa or else it will be gross and watery. Add salt and pepper to taste. That’s it! Now you’ll have a twice the amount of salsa you started with, and it’s going to taste just like that cowboy caviar.

Other delicious ingredients that you can add to your DIY HOMEMADE SALSA include:

  • canned pineapple
  • fresh pico de gallo
  • canned mango
  • jarred jalapenos
  • and more…

Try those combos with different store-bought salsas too. Or replace the salsa with a can of diced tomatoes.

cucumber chips with salsa

Cool as a Cucumber

One more thing, observe how I’m eating it with cucumber slices. If you have never done this before you have got to try it! Just slice open a cold crisp cuke. They make for the perfect bite size summer snack, and if you play on any of the gluten-free, vegan, raw, vegetarian, or simply health-conscious teams, than cucumber slices in leu of chips are the treat for you! 🙂

I hope everything goes well for you at home in your own kitchen, please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Share pics with me via @itsa_Lisa on twitter or instagram – or leave comments below. Happy salsa-ing!

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