Cowboy Caviar Chip Dip

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Total Time1 hour 15 minutes

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You are going to love this simple dip recipe. This Cowboy Caviar is loaded with goodies and tastes simply delicious! Serve this easy dipper recipe at your next party with some chips!

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This simple cowboy caviar is made with two types of beans, corn, and loads of fresh ingredients with a simple dressing. Perfect as a party snack or appetizer served with tortilla chips, as a topping for fish or chicken, or as a flavor-packed salsa.

What is Cowboy Caviar?

Cowboy Caviar, also known as Texas Caviar or Cowboy Salsa, is a fresh and flavorful dip. Made with a variety of beans, corn, peppers, and tomatoes, all finely diced and combined with seasonings for a bold flavor.

Cowboy caviar is popular, and due to its bright colors, it’s appealing to both eyes and taste buds alike. Plus, it’s an easy way to use up seasonal produce and is easy to customize with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

Creative Ways to Serve Cowboy Caviar

  • Stuff tacos with it.
  • Serve as a topping for nachos.
  • Add to salads or stir-fry dishes.
  • Stir in cooked quinoa, rice, or potatoes.
  • Top burgers and sandwiches with it.
  • Layer it up in an avocado bowl.
  • Enjoy as a dip with tortilla chips, pita chips, potato chips, or crackers.

No matter how you choose to serve it, cowboy caviar is sure to be a hit! Have some fun and get creative with this easy recipe. It’s perfect for potlucks, picnics, and any kind of gathering.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Delicious, nutritious, and easy to customize.
  • It’s incredibly easy to make. Just dice, mix, and toss the ingredients together.
  • Suitable for those with dietary restrictions, being a gluten-free, vegetarian, and dairy-free recipe.
  • Bursting with vibrant colors and fresh flavors.
  • A great way to use up your summer produce.
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Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this recipe. The exact measurements are in the recipe card below.

For the dressing:

  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper

For the Dip:

  • Canned black beans
  • Canned black-eyed peas
  • Canned sweet corn
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Red bell pepper
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeno
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Juice from 1 lime

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Directions:

  1. Slice the tomatoes, and dice the avocado and the rest of the vegetables.
  2. Chop the cilantro.
  3. Add the dressing ingredients to a large bowl, and stir well to combine.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl, and juice the lime into the bowl.
  5. Gently toss the ingredients.
  1. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips or your dipper of choice.
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Notes and Tips

  • Use fresh ingredients to give your cowboy caviar the best flavor and texture. 
  • Cowboy caviar is best served chilled, so chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
  • Mixing up the Cowboy Caviar in advance allows the flavors to combine.
  • I prefer ripe avocados, but you can use one that isn’t quite ripe, which will give this dish a different appearance. The avocados mashed a bit when tossing the ingredients together.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Store Cowboy Caviar

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Is Cowboy Caviar Healthy?

Yes, Cowboy Caviar is a healthy dip! It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free thanks to its simple ingredient list.

This dip is chock full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. Fresh vegetables provide vitamins and minerals, while beans add a good source of plant-based protein and fiber.

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Cowboy Caviar

Prep Time15 minutes
Additional Time:1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Servings8 Servings
Calories: 319 kcal
You are going to love this simple dip recipe. This Cowboy Caviar is loaded with goodies and tastes simply delicious! Serve this easy dipper recipe at your next party with some chips!

Ingredients
 

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper

For the Dip:

  • 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz can black eyed peas rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz can sweet corn
  • 10 oz package cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2 avocados pitted and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • juice from 1 lime

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Slice the tomatoes, and dice the avocado, and the rest of the vegetables.
  • Chop the cilantro
  • Add the dressing ingredients to a large bowl, and stir well to combine.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl, and juice the lime into the bowl.
  • Gently toss the ingredients.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until ready to serve.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 319 kcal | Carbohydrates: 39 g | Protein: 11 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Sodium: 361 mg | Potassium: 805 mg | Fiber: 13 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 968 IU | Vitamin C: 40 mg | Calcium: 47 mg | Iron: 3 mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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