Cowboy caviar

Cowboy Caviar is packed with colorful, fresh ingredients that also happen to be healthy. Makes a great salsa, dip, or salad at your next party or barbecue! Naturally vegan and gluten free. Cowboy Caviar is like a cross between a bean salad and fresh salsa with its colorful mix of beans, vegetables, and a fresh lime infused dressing.

If you’ve never had Cowboy Caviar before, welcome to the party. I think you guys are going to be great friends. This recipe has black-eyed peas, black beans, and a pile of fresh veggies in a sweet and spicy dressing that just really hits the spot.





3 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed, diced

2 ripe avocados diced

1 15 Oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 15 Oz can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained

1 ½ cups frozen sweet corn, thawed (I just usually toss it in the salad frozen unless I plan on eating it immediately, it thaws quite quickly).

1 bell pepper, diced (I used half a green and half a red, but color doesn’t matter)

⅓ cup red onion, diced

1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, diced into very small pieces

⅓ cup Cilantro, finely chopped


⅓ cup olive oil

2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 Tablespoons lime juice (fresh preferred)

1 teaspoon sugar

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

Tortilla chips, for serving




  • Combine tomatoes, avocado, onion, black beans, black eyed peas, corn, pepper, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro in a large bowl. Toss/stir well so that ingredients are well-combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Pour dressing over other ingredients and stir/toss very well.
  • Keep refrigerated. If not serving immediately, be sure to toss/stir well before serving.