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Easy and Yummy Cowboy Caviar



For The Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika (sweet or hot)
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

For The Caviar Dip:

  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup whole corn kernels ( I used canned corn, but drained it first)
  • 3 scallions, both white and green parts are chopped
  • ⅓ cup red onion, chopped finely or diced
  • 3 small bell peppers, chopped (approx. ¼ cup)
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • ½ ripe avocado, cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, rinsed and chopped



  1. To make the dressing: Whisk together the oil, lime juice, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, honey and garlic. Set it aside.
  2. For the Texas Caviar dip (or salad): Place, black beans, black eyed peas, corn kernels, scallions, red onion, bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and fresh cilantro in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Give it a gentle mix.
  4. Taste for seasoning and add in if necessary.
  5. Add in a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce (if using) and serve with tortilla chips.



10 Smart Points



Serving Size 1
Serves 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.9g 18%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1011.6mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 43.7g 16%
Sugars 8.9g
Protein 12.5g 25%
  • Vitamin A19%
  • Vitamin C176%

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