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Cowboy Caviar Recipe

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes, Chill time
  • Total Time: 10 minute
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


This cowboy caviar recipe is easy to make made with a mix of beans, vegetables and a zesty dressing. It has the perfect combination of sweet and tangy tastes and is perfect for game day gatherings or as a party snack or appetizer! 


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 (16 oz) can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn, white or yellow, drained 
  • ½ cup red onion, finely chopped 
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, cleaned, seeded and chopped – more or less pepper for preference 
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped 
  • Tortilla chips, serving 

For the Dressing:

  •   cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin 
  • 1  teaspoon salt
  • ¼  teaspoon pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the dressing, set aside
  2. In a large bowl, add drained beans, black eyed peas and corn
  3. Cut vegetables and add to large bowl
  4. Mix well
  5. Pour dressing over mixture and mix until well combined
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving
  7. Serve with tortilla chips