Thursday, June 3, 2021

Cowboy Caviar


Hi Friends! Thought I would share one of my favorite recipes with you today- Cowboy Caviar.  This is the time of year I find myself whipping it up more than usual.  It is really good as a salad/side at a cookout or even as a dip with tortilla chips as an appetizer- very versatile, healthy and oh so delicious!  Give it a try and let me know what you think :)





  • 15 ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 15 ounce can black eyed peas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 medium tomatoes (seeds removed, diced (about 1 cup once chopped))
  • 15 ounce can corn (drained, can use 1-2 cups of fresh or frozen instead if available)
  • 15 ounce can olives (drained and chopped)
  • 1 avocado (pit removed, peeled, chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (seeds and stem removed, diced)
  • ½ medium red onion (diced)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (minced)


  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (more if desired)
  • cup olive oil


    • To make the caviar, combine all ingredients except for those designated for the dressing. Toss to combine.
    • To make the dressing, combine all of the remaining ingredients except for the olive oil. While whisking, slowly pour a thin stream of olive oil in, whisking constantly, until it all has been added. Continue to whisk until fully emulsified. Add to Cowboy Caviar contents and toss to coat.
    • Serve immediately or refrigerate to serve later. Best if served same day. If you want to make ahead, omit avocado until you're ready to serve. Enjoy!



Natasha said...

I LOVE these kinds of dips so I'm totally making this!!! Maybe even this weekend.

Michael said...

This is one of my favorite things to eat with chips or just on its own - it's soo tasty!!

Jaclyn Coffee, Pancakes & Dreams said...

I have made versions of this over the years, so I am looking forward to trying your recipe! So good!

Joanne said...

I bet that's a huge hit at parties!

Maria Rineer said...

I make a dip/ side that is very similar to this; the dressing is Zesty Italian (from a bottle). I love homemade dressing and this one sounds divine. I will try this for sure!

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

Hello, this is one of my personal favorites for last week’s Encouraging Hearts and Home. I hope you stop by and say hello, this post has also been pinned to the Encouraging Hearts and Home board! Thank you for being a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home, we appreciate all that you share. Have a great week ahead!

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