This Cowboy Caviar recipe is made with black eyed peas, black beans, corn, avocado, and veggies that are tossed in a simple, tangy vinaigrette. Serve with tortilla chips; it's always a crowd pleaser at parties and potlucks.
For the Cowboy Caviar:
15ozblack beans,rinsed and drained
15ozblack eyed peas,rinsed and drained
4Roma tomatoes seeds removed,diced
1red bell pepper,diced
1yellow bell pepper,diced
1jalapeño pepper seeds removed,diced into very small pieces
2avocados,pitted and diced*
Tortilla chips,for serving
For the Dressing:
1/3cupolive oil or avocado oil
2tablespoonsred wine vinegar
Kosher salt and black pepper,to taste
In a large bowl, combine the beans, black eyed peas, tomatoes, peppers, corn, onion, jalapeño, and cilantro. Gently fold in the avocado and add the fresh lime juice.
In a small bowl, whisk together oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, honey, salt, and pepper.
Pour the dressing over cowboy caviar and stir until well combined.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes so the flavors can marinate. Enjoy with tortilla chips!
If you are waiting longer than 30 minutes to serve, you can wait to add the avocados. Add them right before serving so they don’t turn brown.