Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

Are you looking for a tasty and nutritious dish that’s perfect for parties, picnics, or simply snacking at home? Look no further than Cowboy Caviar! This colorful and satisfying salad is not only delicious but also packed with wholesome ingredients.

What is Cowboy Caviar?

It’s essentially a type of salsa or salad featuring a colorful palette of ingredients like black bean or black-eyed peas, corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, all covered in a simple but delicious dressing. This dish is loved for its crunchy texture and versatility.

Health Benefits of Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar isn’t just delicious—it’s also incredibly nutritious. Here are some health benefits of its key ingredients:

Rich in Fiber: Beans, peas, and vegetables in Cowboy Caviar are packed with fiber, which adds to digestive health.

Plant-Based Protein: Ideal for vegetarians and vegans, offering a good source of protein for muscle repair and overall wellness.

Vitamins and Minerals: Loaded with vitamins like C, K, and folate, plus essential minerals like potassium and magnesium.

Heart-Healthy Fats: Avocado and olive oil provide healthy fats that support heart health.

Antioxidants: Tomatoes, bell peppers, and cilantro are rich in antioxidants that helps with oxidative stress and inflammation.

In conclusion Cowboy Caviar is a versatile, healthy, and downright delicious dish that’s sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Whether you’re hosting a party, or simply craving a flavorful snack, this recipe ticks all the boxes. Experiment with the ingredients, adjust the spice level to your liking, and enjoy the delightful flavors of Cowboy Caviar.

cowboy caviar

Cowboy Caviar

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch


For the salad:

  • 1 can black beans
  • 200 g canned corn
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 30 g cilantro
  • 1 fresh jalapeno
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lime

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp pepper or to taste


  • Cut cherry tomatoes into quarters, red bell pepper, onions and fresh jalapeno into cubes.
  • Chop or mince your cilantro and cut avocados into cubes.
  • Put all the cut veggies in a bowl and add canned corn with black beans.
  • Squeeze the juices of 1 lime into the same bowl.
  • To make the dressing mix olive oil, minced garlic, salt, dried oregano, dried basil, maple syrup and pepper.
  • Add dressing to the bowl and mix everything up with a spoon.
  • Enjoy the salad with tortilla chips or on its own.


Tip: You can use the leftovers of Cowboy Caviar for burritos the next day. Just add your favorite meat, rice, and enjoy another delicious dish!
Keyword lunch, salad

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