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cowboy caviar dressing mixture added to chopped up ingredients

The Best Cowboy Caviar Recipe

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15


Serve Cowboy Caviar as a side dish or as an appetizer. It’s sweet and savory that is light and satisfying. This crowd pleasing dip and side dish are great for game day, a summer bbq, picnic, or potluck!


  • 34 Roma tomatoes seeds removed
  • 2 ripe avocados
  •  cup red onion
  • 15 oz black beans rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz 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 quickly)
  • 12 jalapeno pepper seeds removed, diced into very small pieces
  •  cup Cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper diced (I used 1 red, but the color doesn’t matter)


  •  cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice fresh preferred
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Tortilla chips for serving


  • Combine diced tomatoes, avocado, onion, black beans, black-eyed peas, corn, diced 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.


Keywords: cowboy caviar, texas caviar, redneck caviar