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Cowboy Caviar

This Cowboy Caviar is an amazing and colorful recipe made with black beans, bell pepper, corn, tomatoes and ready in 10 minutes. It is a great dip, salad, or salsa for lunch, dinner, potluck or any other occasions you can think of.

The ready Cowboy Caviar in a large bowl.

This Cowboy Caviar will become a family favorite because it is so flavorful, hearty, fresh, and appetizing.

I like to serve it with tortilla chips. They are always great with dips like my Potato Chip Dip, Rotel Dip, Corn Dip, the Nacho Dip, or Ranch Dip

You might probably think of pico de gallo when thinking of this cowboy caviar, also known as Texas caviar. But I have to tell you, this is even better, because it is loaded with texture from corn and black beans, yum.

Ingredients for the Cowboy Caviar are assembled on a wooden board.

Black beans and corn are given to a large bowl with diced onions.

Why this is the best Cowboy Caviar

Fresh and colorful: tomatoes, black beans,  corn, bell pepper make not only a great texture, but they really add a wonderful color.

Flavors: garlic, cumin, oregano cumin, red pepper flakes – no better combination than that.

When you add my homemade sauce from red vinegar and olive oil, you will see how simple and seriously great it is.

Showing the addition of red and green bell pepper to the bowl.

Step by step pictures make everything doable and even easier, therefore you know the result of the Cowboy Caviar before.

Fast: Let me tell you, it takes 10 minutes and everything is ready for you.

But it is also great to stick in the fridge flavor wise.

Diced tomatoes and chili slices are given to the large bowl.

What you need for this Cowboy Caviar recipe

Just common ingredients that make an amazing, yet so delicious result:

  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Chilis
  • Garlic

Showing how avocado and fresh parsley are added.

  • Bell pepper
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Vinegar
  • Oil
  • Cilantro

Side by side view of making the dressing in a small glass jar.

How to make Cowboy Caviar

Start making the Cowboy Caviar by getting a large bowl and give black beans, corn, bell peppers, onions, chilis, avocados and cilantro to it. Set aside.

Next, in a small bowl or jar, combine olive oil, red vinegar, oregano, cumin, garlic, red pepper flakes. Mix until combined, and give over the vegetables.

Mix all and serve immediately or stick in the fridge for around 1 week.

The dressing is mixed with the fresh vegetables in the bowl.

Tips and variations

Use fresh beans: make sure to cook them properly according to the directions, including the soaking. After cooking, let them cool before using in this Cowboy Caviar.

You can use Italian Dressing, if you like, because it adds great flavor and more creaminess.

This is also great with pasta, rice, or potatoes.

A portion of the Cowboy Caviar in a small bowl with tortilla chips.

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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Cowboy Caviar is an amazing and colorful recipe made with black beans, bell pepper, corn, tomatoes and ready in 10 minutes. It is a great dip, salad, or salsa for lunch, dinner, potluck or any other occasions you can think of.

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz can corn, drained
  • 1/3 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium avocados, chopped
  • 2 red chilis, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start with a large bowl and give black beans, corn, bell peppers, onions, chilis, avocado and cilantro to it. Set aside.
  2. Next, in a small bowl or jar, combine olive oil, red vinegar, oregano, cumin, garlic, red pepper flakes. Mix until combined, and give over the vegetables.
  3. Mix all and serve immediately or stick in the fridge for around 1 week.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 887mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 16gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g
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