Cowboy caviar

Cowboy caviar (or Texas caviar) is a simple, healthy, colorful, and delicious appetizer, salad, side-dish, or dip. Using canned beans and corn is a quicker alternative to cooking dry beans. Spend less time in the kitchen but don’t forget to prepare in advance to allow the different flavors to blend together before serving.

Cowboy caviar

The jalapeño can be replaced by a few pinches of chili powder.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 can (425 g) Black beans, Red beans, or Black Eye peas, or Tri-Bean blend drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (425 g) whole kernel sweet corn drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 red onion peeled and minced
  • 1 bell pepper (red, yellow or orange) cored and cubes
  • 1 jalapeño cored and minced
  • 3 tomatoes cubed
  • 1/4 bunch Fresh cilantro chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lime juice
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil


  • Combine all ingredients in a salad bowl, mix, cover, and let chill for about one hour in the fridge.
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