Cowboy Caviar is a delicious dip that is healthy and very simple to put together for your next party. It is also known as Texas caviar, and can be a dip, salad topping, relish, side dish, you name it and this stuff can be used on it. You can find this recipe really at any Texas barbecue and it is a great way to eat more beans and vegetables. You might even be able to trick your kids or husband into eating something healthy. This recipe does have sugar in it but some eater might not like that much… so add a little in at first and then increase after you taste it. So the next time there is a big sporting event and you want to impress your guests, buy some veggies and set this appetizer out on the table. It will be gone very fast and they will sing praises of your name and cooking ability.




  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar or to taste (you can use less)
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pound Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (11 ounce) can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • Tortilla chips for dipping



  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sugar, white wine vinegar, chili powder, and salt.
  2. Add tomatoes, black-eyed peas, beans, corn, red onion, cilantro and bell peppers. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour on sauce a little at a time. Make sure to add a little, stir and taste. Repeat until all of the sauce is used or maybe a little less depending on how you like it.
  4. Cover and chill until serving time. Let those flavors get to know each other and maybe make out.
  5. Use tortilla chips to devour this dip

** Overall, we like sugar but some might think this is a a little too much. So add a little at a time until you are happy with the taste.


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