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Simple & Fresh Cowboy Caviar

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Healthy and zesty Cowboy Caviar can be served as a dip or as a side salad!
Simple & Fresh Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar can be served as a dip or as a side salad. Tomatoes, avocados, beans, and corn are bathed in a zesty dressing for a healthy and delicious meal. Whether you eat it with a fork or with chips, you’ll get a burst of amazing flavor and texture in every bite!

Simple & Fresh Cowboy Caviar

Ingredients For Cowboy Caviar

  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Red onion
  • Canned black beans
  • Canned black-eyed peas
  • Frozen corn
  • Red bell pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Honey
  • Dijon mustard
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Simple & Fresh Cowboy Caviar

How To Make Simple and Fresh Cowboy Caviar

  1. Make the dressing: whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or measuring cup until well combined.
  2. Place all veggies in a large bowl and drizzle dressing over them.
  3. Toss to combine and serve with chips as a dip, or as a side salad.

Simple & Fresh Cowboy Caviar

Can I Make Cowboy Caviar Ahead Of Time?

Definitely! It even tastes better the next day. Just remember to add the avocado just before serving to prevent it from turning brown.

How Do I Store Leftovers?

Place them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, but remember to remove any avocado to prevent it from turning brown.

Simple & Fresh Cowboy Caviar

Simple & Fresh Cowboy Caviar

Healthy and zesty Cowboy Caviar can be served as a dip or as a side salad!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 SERVINGS
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Knife and cutting board
  • Large bowl
  • Measuring cup

Ingredients

For the caviar:

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced and seeded
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • cup red onion, chopped
  • 1-15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 oz can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • cup fresh cilantro, chopped

For the dressing:

  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Make the dressing: whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or measuring cup until well combined.
  • Place all veggies in a large bowl and drizzle dressing over them.
  • Toss to combine and serve with chips as a dip, or as a side salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 9mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Canned Corn Instead Of Frozen?

Sure! Just make sure you drain and rinse it before adding it to the bowl.

How Can I Make The Dressing If I Don’t Have Red Wine Vinegar?

You can use apple cider vinegar or lemon juice instead.

What If I Don’t Like Cilantro?

You can replace it with fresh parsley, or omit it entirely.

Is There A Way To Make This Less Spicy?

Yes, avoid using red pepper flakes, or use less!

What Can I Serve With Cowboy Caviar Besides Tortilla Chips?

You can use it as a side dish for grilled chicken or fish, or mix it with lettuce leaves to make a salad.

Can I Add More Protein To This Dish?

You can add shredded chicken or grilled shrimp to turn it into a healthy entree.

What’s The Best Way To Dice Avocados For This Recipe?

Very carefully score the avocado into squares with a knife, without going through the skin, then simply use a spoon to scoop out the squares.

My Avocado Turns Brown. How Can I Prevent This?

Add the avocado at the last minute, prior to serving, or squeeze some lemon juice over the squares before adding them to the dish.

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