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Cowboy Caviar Recipe

This cowboy caviar recipe is a fresh and healthy salad with simple ingredients. Talk about color! If you like black beans, black-eye peas, corn, avocados, and tomatoes, this recipe is for you.

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This delicious bean salad is so versatile

Enjoy it on its own or use it as a snack when paired with crackers or corn chips.

Fresh Cowboy Caviar
Fresh Cowboy Caviar

Salad Serving Ideas

A fresh combination of flavors that can be serve this on game day with chips and crackers. If you serve hors d’oeuvres for the Holidays or any gathering, this would be a wonderful addition to the table. Make room for a colorful and flavorful dish that guests will have guests coming back for seconds. Use as a salsa

Trying New Foods

I had seen cowboy caviar recipes in the past; however, I never had the desire to try it. For me, the recipes always seemed to have too many beans. One day, a co-worker brought some in from home. I tried it and was quickly hooked.

To be honest, I finished what was left in the bowl. Yikes! Sure glad that I try new foods and make my family try them too. I made the recipe at home over the next few days, so my family could try it too. However, I tweaked the recipe to our tastes.

Here is my version of the Cowboy Caviar

I hope you and your family like it as much as we do. Some people say it tastes better the next day…hard to get it to last that long at our house.

Fresh Salsa on Corn Chip
Fresh Salsa on Corn Chip

Simple Ingredients and Easy Recipe

The hardest part of this bean salad is opening the cans and cutting the bag open for the corn. Just so east and delicious. Be sure to give this a try. This is one of those foods you do not have to feel guilty eating.

Like Your Salsa with a Bit of Heat?

Optional Heat If you prefer a bit of heat with your bean salads. Add 1 Jalapeno with the seeds removed. Dice it. I have had it with the Jalapeno added and it is good that way too.

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Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Fresh vegetables in a vinaigrette is so addicting. This cowboy caviar is a wonderful snack to make for any occasion you can find to make it. Fresh and delicious.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avacado, corn, fresh, holiday, recipe, salad, Salsa, snack, superbowl
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 574kcal


bean salad

  • 1 small onion diced. Preferably red onion
  • 15 Oz. Black Beans drained and rinsed (1 can)
  • 15 Oz. Black-eye Peas drained and rinsed (1 can)
  • 2 Oz. Chopped Green Chilies, Mild (1/2 can) (freeze the chilies you do not use today)
  • 14.4 Oz. Frozen Corn thawed (1 bag)
  • 3 Avocados diced
  • 3 Beefsteak Tomatoes diced (can use Roma tomatoes or any other tomato you like)
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro Diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced fine (optional)


  • 1 Tbl. garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbl. Lime Juice Fresh if you can get it


  • 2 bags Tortilla Chips for serving


  • In a large bowl, combine bean salad ingredients. Stir.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over the bean salad and mix well.
  • Serve. Refrigerate any left overs. Will keep in the refrigerator a few days. Enjoy!

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The nutritional value is for 1 cup of the recipe. 


Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 1585mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1644IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 5mg
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Thursday 21st of November 2019

Fresh and delicious. Easy recipe too.


Friday 22nd of November 2019

Right!?! We love this cowboy caviar and it is so easy and just fresh, good food.

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