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cowboy caviar in pan with chips

Cowboy Caviar

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 271kcal
Easy cowboy caviar recipe is simple to make and takes just 10 minutes. Dressed in a light vinaigrette, this appetizer is perfect to feed a crowd and can be made ahead of time. Healthy, vegan and gluten-free.
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  • 4 roma tomatoes diced (seeds removed)
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 green pepper diced (seeds removed)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced (seeds and spine removed)
  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn no need to thaw
  • 15 ounces black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces black eyed peas drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey


  • Tortilla Chips


  • In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients for the cowboy caviar.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  • Pour the dressing over the cowboy caviar and stir to combine/coat.
  • Store in the fridge to marinate for 1 hour before serving.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.
  • Enjoy!



  • If you prefer this to be very spicy, leave the seeds in the jalapeno.
  • Optional add-ins: avocado chunks (if adding, stir in right before serving), crumbled feta, sweet red pepper.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg