Poor Man's Caviar

Poor Man's Caviar


"This is a fabulous dip or side dish packed with beans and great flavors. Everywhere I take it I get requests for the recipe. It can be easily doubled, and it's a guaranteed hit! Serve with giant corn chips or as a side dish. Kidney beans and navy beans can also be used."


1 d 30 m servings 157 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 524 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir the black beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans, white corn, onion, garlic, parsley, and basil together in a bowl.
  2. To make the dressing, mix the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, dry mustard, and hot sauce together in a small bowl until well blended. Pour over the bean mixture and toss to mix evenly. Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.
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This was EXCELLENT. I skimped just a tiny bit on the parsley, upped the basil a bit and added an extra clove of garlic. I will say that it ended up quite garlicky -- which was ok as I really l...

I wish I could give this more stars!!! This was so yummy -- once you start eating it you CANNOT stop! The fresh basil and parsley really make the flavor, so I would not recommend using the dri...

I made this dish for a birthday get-together and received great reviews. I increased the vinegar a bit, added two chopped Roma tomatoes, and gently mixed in a chopped avocado just before serving.

I make this at least once a week, i like to add olives and a can of tuna to make it a complete meal.

Love this! So easy. I've made this for snacking at home and I recently made it for a party at work. It gets rave reviews and everyone was curious about what it was and how it was made. I lov...

Prepared for Thunder BB end of season party 2/2009 and it was a big hit. Added cilantro, omitted parsley and basil, added red pepper, added cucumber. Dressing is very nice.

I have 2 friends that are very picky eaters and they loved this!

This was easy to make and wonderful!!!!

I'm not great in the kitchen. My husband is. But when I made this, he loved it. Two weeks later, he wanted to know why I hadn't made more! I add just a touch of fresh cilantro for him and a ...