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The most colorful salad you will have at your next party or barbecue! Cowboy caviar is like a mashup between salsa and beans. Salsa and beans had a baby and named it cowboy caviar because it's just so hearty and richly delicious!

I could never pinpoint the category of shows that I like to watch. I always knew I liked to watch suspenseful shows but I’m also totally into family type shows like Parenthood and This Is Us. My coworker told me about this detective show on Netflix about how a girl gets killed and they are trying to find out who the killer is. I mean, I know that sounds like the most basic detective show but I don’t know how else to describe this without giving it all away. The show is called The Killing and we are so hooked. Each night we’ve watched three episodes. Apparently it used to be an AMC show that Netflix picked up but then never added more seasons. Jennifer messaged me and said if I like The Killing then I’d love BroadChurch. Ahh I can’t wait to really start giving my Netflix account a workout. We’ve had it for a couple years but never used it much except for when we binge on certain shows.

Do you like caviar? I have never really understood the ‘hype’ of caviar. Like how ‘wealthy’ you are because you get caviar-topped something. Why is that??

My kinda caviar is this. Filled with delicious, colorful ingredients. And a fun recipe video below!

The most colorful salad you will have at your next party or barbecue! Cowboy caviar is like a mashup between salsa and beans. Salsa and beans had a baby and named it cowboy caviar because it's just so hearty and richly delicious!

A couple weekends ago, before the temperatures started to dip, we invited my parents over for dinner. Jason wanted to make them these BBQ ribs that he has perfected in the sous vide. Seriously, I ask him to make them all the time because they’re the best ribs I’ve ever had. We wanted to give my parents a chance to taste this amazingness.

I was racking my brain for a side dish to serve with the ribs. I didn’t want to do the same boring salad. I wanted a good, hearty side dish. In searching the internet for side dish ideas, I came across all these cowboy caviar recipes. It’s an interesting recipe because it’s not a full on bean salad but it’s also not salsa. It’s like salsa and beans got married and had a cowboy caviar baby. Maybe they named it cowboy caviar because it’s a feisty punch of flavors! Haha

The most colorful salad you will have at your next party or barbecue! Cowboy caviar is like a mashup between salsa and beans. Salsa and beans had a baby and named it cowboy caviar because it's just so hearty and richly delicious!

This is the kinda caviar that I can get behind!

Cowboy Caviar

The most colorful salad you will have at your next party or barbecue! Cowboy caviar is like a mashup between salsa and beans.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • 1 pound Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 15 ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Chopped parsley for topping, optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and then toss to incorporate.
  • To serve chilled, put covered in fridge for 3-4 hours. This can be served at room temperature, too.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 230 kcal | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 12 g | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 8 g

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans, corn, tomato
Recipe Rating




stanp

Monday 15th of May 2017

Have seen (and had) "Cowboy caviar" in store but never came upon a recipe.

Like it..so will try your recipe !

Thanks

Patricia

Monday 30th of January 2017

Delicious, healthy and refreshing cold salad! I did cut the oil by half, and after chilling for a couple of hours and tasting, I added more chili powder and a dash of cumin. Loved it! Nice lunch for tomorrow.

Shelley

Sunday 16th of October 2016

it would be awesome if you shared your hubby's rib recipe, too!!

Julie

Thursday 20th of October 2016

Good idea!!

Amanda B. Epperson

Saturday 15th of October 2016

Hi Julie, Going to love this recipe. Making it today, just happen to have all the ingredients in the pantry and frig.

My question- I just learned that I am diabetic and the doctor is going to give me the opportunity (a few weeks) to try to control with diet so that I do not have to take more than the minimal medication to control. Can you suggest from your recipe collection some low carb/ high protein selections? I have found that I am not eating to avoid eating incorrectly. Not a good idea. LOL Kind regards and thanks for any assistance. Amanda

Julie

Sunday 16th of October 2016

Hi Amanda, I'm really not an expert when it comes to dietary restrictions so I really don't feel comfortable giving recipe suggestions that are low carb/high protein since I don't even really know that off the top of my head! You can use the category drop down in the sidebar and maybe look for chicken, beef, pork, etc.?

[email protected]

Friday 14th of October 2016

add a jalapeno, ditch the sugar and we got ourselves a deal! sorry about the cilantro thing but hey there are worse things in life PS the killing is SICK! as in AMAZING! glad you caught on up next... True Detective (i only saw season 1) :)

Chantel

Thursday 19th of November 2020

@[email protected], I totally agree! I HATE cilantro! Taste like metal...blah! Lol You are the first person I've come across that doesn't like it! God the stuff is disgusting! Lol