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A bowl of Cowboy Caviar next to a blue cloth a tortilla chips.
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Cowboy Caviar

A bevy of delicious, colorful ingredients including smoky black eyed peas, black beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, and avocado create this healthy and completely irresistible Cowboy Caviar. Guaranteed to go over in a big way at any gathering.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 151kcal


  • 15 ounce can black-eyed peas rinsed and drained well (I like Glory Seasoned Southern Style)
  • 15 ounce can seasoned or plain black beans rinsed and drained well
  • ¾ cup frozen sweet corn thawed
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • ½ cup chopped bell pepper any color but I like to use green for nice color contrast
  • 2 or 3 tomatoes diced
  • 10 jarred jalapeno pepper slices (mild or hot) diced (can substitute a diced fresh jalapeno, if desired)
  • cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado chopped
  • tortilla chips for dipping


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ lime juiced
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Add the the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper to a small mason jar and shake to combine. Alternately, you can whisk the ingredients to together in a small bowl.
  • Combine the black-eyed peas, beans, corn, green onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Pour the dressing over the mixture. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, add avocado and gently stir and toss to combine. Serve with tortilla chips or spooned over grilled steak, chicken, or fish.



Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 752IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg