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Cowboy Caviar

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

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.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dip
Servings: 12
Calories: 222kcal


For the Cowboy Caviar:

  • 15 oz black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 Roma tomatoes seeds removed, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeds removed, diced into very small pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 avocados, pitted and diced*
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

For the Dressing:


  • 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.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 624IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg