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Whether you call it Texas Caviar or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is the best appetizer or snack. It’s the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with so much flavor. Grab some chips and enjoy!

Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe
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Texas Caviar

Have you heard of cowboy caviar? Once you try it, it will be a hit and one of your favorite appetizers to make for parties. Our entire family loves this and even the kids go crazy over it.

What is texas caviar

It is the easiest recipe and only gets better the longer it sits. Lots of veggies, beans and more combine with jalapenos and lime for a dip that is delicious. It has so much flavor.

Serve this with tortilla chips, corn chips, pita chips or even crackers. Just be prepared for it to disappear because it will not last long. Cowboy Caviar is always a hit and so amazing.

Even better, it is budget friendly and anyone can make it. If you can toss ingredients into a bowl, you can make this. Seriously! It is just the best and super quick and easy.

Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

Ingredients for texas caviar recipe:

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (16 oz) can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn, white or yellow, drained
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, cleaned, seeded and chopped – more or less pepper for preference
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • Tortilla chips, serving

Dressing

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1  teaspoon salt
  • ¼  teaspoon pepper
Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

How to make cowboy caviar:

In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the dressing, set aside.

In a large bowl, add drained beans, black eyed peas and corn.

Cut vegetables and add to large bowl.

Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

Mix well.

Pour dressing over mixture and mix until well combined.

Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Serve with tortilla chips.

What to serve with cowboy caviar?

Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or sliced baguette. It is delicious!

Everyone loves this dip and you can’t go wrong with it. Serve what you like the best and be prepared to watch this dip disappear.

Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

Time saving tip:

Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions.

If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.

I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn and  how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen!

Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

Texas caviar is easy, delicious and frugal!

All of the ingredients are very simple and you can make this dip for a great price. It is easy to double the recipe and make it for a crowd if needed.

You can easily substitute items based on you prefer or can get on sale. We have used frozen corn instead of canned corn and it was amazing.

Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

We were out of black beans once and just used extra black eyes peas. Red onion is our favorite but vidalia is also tasty if that is what you have.

You can omit the jalapeno if you prefer but we love it and sometimes even add extra. 🙂 Yum!

Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

As you can see, it is so easy to make this recipe work for anyone and regardless of what you have. It is easy to swap out ingredients.

This recipe really allows you to utilize sales and what you already have. It helps keep the grocery budget reasonable and feed a large family.

By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.

I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!

Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

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Texas Caviar

5 from 2 votes
Whether you call it Texas Caviar or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing. It's the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 223

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 16 oz can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 15 oz can corn, white or yellow, drained
  • ½ cup red onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper cleaned, seeded and chopped – more or less pepper for preference
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • Tortilla chips serving
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
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Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the dressing, set aside
  • In a large bowl, add drained beans, black eyed peas and corn
  • Cut vegetables and add to large bowl
  • Mix well
  • Pour dressing over mixture and mix until well combined
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving
  • Serve with tortilla chips

Nutrition Facts

Calories 223kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 8g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 202mg, Potassium 444mg, Fiber 7g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 567IU, Vitamin C 27mg, Calcium 29mg, Iron 2mg

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Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

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Whether you call it Texas Caviar Dip or Cowboy Caviar, this dip is amazing and so easy. Cowboy Dip is the appetizer of choice in the South and for good reason with tons of flavor. This Cowboy Salsa is the best recipe with vinegar and so tasty. Try this black bean salad with corn. #eatingonadime #texascaviardiprecipe #cowboycaviar #cornbeansalsarecipe

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