Cowboy Caviar

Source: Sara Allison

Snapshot Review

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My Husband’s Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Will I make again?: I make a few times each year!

Recipe Difficulty: Easy and quick!

Time Involved: Quick to assemble. It just has to marinate.

Occasion: Anytime!

About this Recipe

This Cowboy Caviar is one of our favorites! It is full of creamy beans, crisp green pepper, onion, sweet corn, fire-roasted tomatoes, spicy jalapeno, and flavorful Italian dressing. It is perfect for dipping with chips on a hot summer’s day, or for a serving of black-eyed peas for good luck on New Year’s. I’ve used it as a side salad or as a topping on greens. It’s extremely versatile and addictive!


The main ingredients are black-eyed peas, black beans, tomatoes, corn, green pepper, onion, jalapenos, garlic salt and Italian dressing.


This recipe is extremely simple, and it’s fast to put together. The main keys are to rinse and drain the beans, drain the corn and tomatoes, and use your favorite Italian dressing. I like to make this the day before I intend to use it, so everything has time to marry together, but that is not a requirement.

This is good as a side salad, a dip with chips, on top of greens for a simple salad or with a taco night. It’s extremely versatile and is a real crowd pleaser. Every time I take this somewhere, I am usually asked for the recipe.

Final thoughts

We absolutely love this Cowby Caviar, and you need to make it ASAP!

Cowboy Caviar

Sara Allison
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 8


  • 1 15 oz. can black-eyed peas rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn drained
  • 2 14.5 oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes drained
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion diced
  • 2 medium green peppers diced
  • 1/2 4 oz. can diced jalapeno peppers (or more if you want it spicier)
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt


  • Combine all of the ingredients and refrigerate. Let set overnight, if possible.


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