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Cowboy Caviar

During a recent gathering at my house a friend brought over a bean type dip. He called it Cowboy Caviar. I had never heard of it but it was delicious. I decided to do a little research and find out if anyone else had heard of this. I found out it’s pretty popular down south. I came across several different ways to make it. The original recipe called for black eyed peas. Many people substitute black beans for the black eyed peas. Which is what I did.

It’s a really great tasting dip. Easy to make. Adding Avocado makes it even better for you. I adapted my friend’s recipe to my liking and with what I had on hand. I omitted the cilantro in mine, not a big fan. I used all fresh vegetables.

You’ll need:

2 cups black beans or 2 cans drained

2 ears of fresh corn cooked and cut off the cob or 1 can drained

2 large tomatoes diced or one can diced

1 large avocado diced

1/2 cup sweet onion diced

1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional)

 1/4 cup cilantro (optional)


2 tablespoon champaigne vinegar or red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Cover and chill. So easy. It looks so colorful.

Serve with tortilla chips. I love scoops 🙂

20 thoughts on “Cowboy Caviar”

  1. Raquel says:

    This looks great! Going to make it to munch on while watching the Olympics! Thanks for sharing! Found you on Scrumptious Sunday!

  2. Judy Haughton-James says:

    This looks so colourful and delicious Diane! Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday and have a wonderful week.

  3. Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner says:

    Looks great – over here from A Pinch of Joy

  4. annie @ montanasolarcreations says:

    We make something similar but never had a name for it, I love the name “Cowboy Caviar”. Haven’t made it in a while so may just make some tonight, thanks for sharing! Hopping over from Off the Grid -30 link up

  5. Glo @ Off The Grid At -30 says:

    Oh Yum! I’ve never tried it but really want to now! Thanks for linking up on my “I Did It!” Tuesday. 🙂

  6. Sarah @ Nature's Nurture says:

    Ooh, I’m pinning this! It looks so easy and tasty 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Tiny Tip Tuesday! It would be great if you could include a link back to our site, so others can join in too 😉

    1. Diane says:

      Sorry about that :0! Thanks for stopping by my friend 🙂

  7. Beth @ Aunt B's Kitchen says:

    This looks really tasty. I’ve pinned the recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. Ann Kroeker says:

    I had this at a friend’s house last year for the Superbowl. Wow, it was so good I couldn’t get enough! This time of year is even better, as everything could be so fresh. Thanks for reminding me of this yummy treat. I might even make a small version of it for just family some evening.

  9. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    So colorful! I bet it’s delicious. I’m not a fan of cilantro either, it tastes like nickels to me. Apparently that’s a genetic thing that happens to a small portion of people; my mom thinks it tastes like metal too. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  10. Christine says:

    Diane, I really love the ingredients in this recipe… everything sounds great together! Will be trying this!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  11. Alison @ Wife Meets Life says:

    This sounds delicious and healthy! I might have to make some for mid-day snacking this weekend!

    1. Diane says:

      It does make a healthier snack.

  12. Erin says:

    Love it!!

  13. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Your Cowboy Caviar sounds much more delicious than real caviar! I love the wholesome ingredients as well!

  14. Debra @ Sweet Kisses and Dirty Dishes says:

    Mmmm… this looks delicious. It would be a great afternoon snack or added to quesadillas to make it a meal.

    Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday, hope to see you back next week.

  15. kristy @ gastronomical sovereignty says:

    i have a very similar recipe to this – and it’s divine! of course, right now you can get away with fresh shucked corn since it’s in season and friggin delicious!

    thank you for linking up with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop – I hope to see you back again this week with another seasonal post 🙂 xo, kristy.

  16. K @ Claiming Our Space says:

    D loves this stuff though he always skips the cilantro (he thinks it tastes like soap). Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  17. Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers says:

    I love cowboy caviar! Your recipe looks great! I call my version cowgirl caviar because I add a little honey. 🙂 I am featuring this on my H&S Hop Highlights.

  18. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says:

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! We had over 120 recipes! 🙂 Thanks for making it a huge success! I have tweeted and pinned your recipe to the Gluten Free Fridays recipe board on Pinterest! 🙂 Hope that you’ll join us next week! Cindy

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