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The BEST Cowboy Caviar Ever

Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Perfectly serve Cowboy Caviar as a side dish and or as an appetizer. The easiest and most simple dip to make in 15-20 minutes. Every bite includes a sharp sweet flavor.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 People
Calories 412kcal


  • 15.5 oz. black beans
  • 15.5 oz. black-eyed peas
  • 15 oz. sweet corn
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper chopped or diced
  • ½ cup orange bell pepper chopped or diced
  • ½ cup red onions diced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder


  • Drain, rinse and pat dry the beans and corn. transfer to a large bowl. 
  • Add the cilantro and the remaining ingredients to the beans and corn mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature. 



Recipe Tip:

  • Lightly warm the salad if refrigerated overnight to loosen up the liquid/oil or thaw for 1 hour before serving.

**This post was first published in May 2018. It is now republished with a video** 



Serving: 12people | Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 69.6g | Protein: 16.2g | Fat: 11.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 1169mg | Fiber: 12.4g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 7.6mg