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A bowl full of cowboy caviar made from finely diced vegetables, beans, black eyed peas and avocado.
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Cowboy Caviar

This cowboy caviar is a colorful and hearty dip that's loaded with beans, avocado and veggies, all tossed in a zesty homemade sauce. It's the perfect make-ahead dish for a potluck!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cowboy caviar
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 195kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black eyed peas rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup tomatoes seeded and finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely diced
  • 1 cup corn can be fresh, canned or thawed from frozen
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 3/4 cup red and/or orange bell pepper seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the beans, black eyed peas, tomatoes, jalapeno, corn, avocado, bell pepper, onion and cilantro in a large bowl. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, honey, chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve as a salad or with chips.

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Notes

Make ahead instructions: Assemble according to instructions, except omit the avocado. Refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Add the avocado right before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.2mg