Cowboy Caviar: Great Southwestern Dip or Salad Recipe

Perfect for summer picnic, potluck, or family party

Cowboy Caviar

Use this recipe as a dip or a salad. Great for potlucks and parties. Super make-ahead recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizers, Salads & Dressings
Cuisine American


  • 1 15 oz can Black beans
  • 1 15 oz can Black-eyed peas
  • 1 cup Cilantro
  • 1 11 oz can Corn, super sweet
  • 1/2 cup Green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup Red bell pepper
  • 1 Red onion, chopped
  • 1 lb Roma tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1/3 cup White wine vinegar


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sugar, white wine vinegar, chili powder, and salt. Add tomatoes, black-eyed peas, beans, corn, red onion, and bell peppers. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in cilantro. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or overnight to blend flavors. Serve chilled or an room temperature.
Keyword make-ahead recipe, party recipe, potluck dish, southwestern dip

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