As someone who is gluten-free, I’m pretty addicted to various combos of fresh salsa, guacamole, and tortilla chips. This dip (versions of which are often called ‘Cowboy Caviar’) combines all the best things about guac and fresh salsa into one mouth-watering gluten free recipe. A little bit of rinsing, chopping, and mixing and you have a party-worthy dish everyone will love! I used Young Living Lime essential oil in this recipe so I could skip juicing the limes plus it was a huge flavor boost. Another bonus? This recipe makes a TON, so you can make a big batch and save some for home, take it all to feed a crowd, or eat it for dinner… I won’t tell.
What is it about avocado, onion, and tomatoes that is so dang irresistible?
Let’s talk about lime essential oil. YES, you can cook with it! But please don’t use just any brand of oil, use one that’s 100% pure like Young Living because you are ingesting it. Your body matters and you don’t want to put junk in it! Young Living has a special line of oils called Vitality oils that are labeled for ingestion, and lime is one of them. The oils don’t expire so I keep a bottle on hand for whenever the lime mood strikes (hello, margaritas!)
I realize not everyone is a cilantro person. You can leave it out (oh the humanity!) if you wish.
Also, I used canned diced green chilis for a little bit of non-threatening ‘heat’ in this dish. You can use seeded and diced jalapeños instead but I’m too scared to try it myself after forgetting to wear latex gloves the last time I diced jalapeños and then touched my eye. ACK! So green chilis it is for now.
Enough pretty pictures, I know what you’re really here for: the recipe.
Delicious Cowboy Caviar Dip with Lime Essential Oil Dressing
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 2 drops Lime essential oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 stalk green onion chopped
- 1 tsp fresh cilantro
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 can corn drained
- 1 can can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 tomato seeded and chopped
- 1 avocado pitted and chopped
- 1 Tbsp diced canned green chilis
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- tortilla chips for serving
- Wisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
- Place dip ingredients in a medium sized bowl, top with dressing, and gently stir until combined.
- Transfer to a pretty dish. Top with a sprig of cilantro and serve with tortilla chips.
I’ve seriously had to wrestle this stuff away from people at parties. It’s pretty awesome it contains healthy essential oil too! Of course you could make it using fresh lime juice, but the essential oils are so handy.
If you think this recipe looks good, just wait until you see what my friends cooked up. Join us for a virtual cookout using Young Living essential oils on Facebook tonight! We’ve even added in a few videos this time around.
Hop around to visit everyone’s recipes and enjoy!
Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
Fruit Kabobs with Citrus Dip
Grilled Chicken with Citrus + Ginger Marinade
Lime Raspberry Popsicles
Cowboy Caviar with lime oil dressing
Tuscan Pasta Salad
BLT Salad with Creamy Lemon Chive Dressing