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Cowboy Caviar

This Cowboy Caviar recipe is the ultimate summer side dish! It comes with an easy homemade dressing or use Greek or Italian for an even quicker shortcut.


  • 15 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained, 1 can
  • 15.25 oz. whole kernel sweet corn, drained, 1 can
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup diced red onion
  • 2 avocados, diced


  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder


  • Combine the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  • Dice up the dip ingredients and place in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Pour dressing on top and toss to coat evenly.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. This can be prepared a day in advance.
  • If prepared ahead of time: Toss with additional lime juice prior to serving. You may also choose to slice up the avocado until just before serving for ultimate freshness.


  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  • I like to add saran wrap right over the surface to seal out as much air as possible.
Pro Tips:
  • Lime juice helps avocados maintain their freshness and color, so I like to give them a light coating of it after I've sliced them up.
  • This avocado slicer makes cutting up the avocado and removing the pit clean and easy.
  • Tomatoes can also be added to the mix, Roma tomatoes are best as they don't have as much juice.
  • A variety of beans can also be used, including chickpeas, black eyed peas, and pinto beans.
  • If substituting Greek or Italian Salad Dressing, use just over 1/3 cup.


Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 298mg, Potassium: 612mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 764IU, Vitamin C: 33mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 2mg