I got this recipe from a friend when I went to visit. I have tweaked it a bit to add some ingredients that I enjoy. Feel free to make substitutions! I usually serve it with tortilla chips but it is also very good by itself as a side dish… and a fave of my vegetarian friends! I suggest making a double batch as it keeps very well in the refrigerator for several days.
Prep time: 30 Min Serves: About 8 as an appetizer

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1 green bell peppers
2 medium red onions
1 bunch green onions
4-5 fresh tomatoes
1/2 c cilantro, fresh
1 can(s) black beans, 15 oz.
1 can(s) black eyed peas, 15 oz.
1 can(s) whole kernel corn, 15 oz.
1 bottle zesty Italian dressing, 8 oz
1-2 jalapeno peppers
pinch red chilies, dried
1 can(s) black or green olives
1 tsp cumin



1. Here are assembled ingredients…notice I had a few substitutions today.
2. Chop all fresh ingredients and combine in a bowl.
3. Rinse and drain the beans, peas and corn and add them to the fresh ingredients.
4. Pour the dressing over the top and mix thoroughly.
5. Refrigerate for a few hours for best taste.