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The Best Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Easy Cowboy Caviar - Viral TikTok Recipe

  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Easy Cowboy Caviar is filled with summery Southwestern flavor.


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For the cowboy caviar

  • 3 bell peppers (one red, one yellow and one orange), stem and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, stems and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1 yellow mango (atalufo mango variety ideally - or sub peach or pineapple)
  • 1 cup frozen or roasted yellow corn*
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro, large stems removed, leaves chopped
  • 1 large ripe avocado, diced (add just before serving)
  • 1 cup vegan feta cheese, crumbled (or vegan cojita cheese)
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • optional add-in: jarred sweet and spicy jalapeno slices, diced


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large juicy limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons fine salt


  1. Add all cowboy caviar ingredients to a large mixing bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Add all dressing ingredients to a mason jar and shake well to combine.  Pour over the cowboy caviar and mix well.  Enjoy immediately with chips.  You can also serve in tacos/wraps/burritos, on salads or on toast.
  3. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within 4 days.  Toss well before enjoying.


*I'm allergic to corn so I leave this out but the classic dip calls for it.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Southwest

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