Cowboy CaviarThis cowboy caviar recipe comes from my Dad’s side of the family, but I think each family has their own version. I happen to love ours. :) I know that some people aren’t all that crazy about this kind of thing but you’ve got to try it! I love that you get that creamy coolness from the avocados with some crunch from the peppers. I love the sweet and a hint of spicy… mmmmm so yummy. And, it’s easy which is great for when you want something really tasty but you don’t have a lot of time to put something super fancy together. It’s just simple and delicious. Just how it should be. Plus, with all the colors of the different ingredients it’s so pretty and doesn’t need a lot by way of presentation. We made this a little bit back for our friend’s birthday party BBQ and it’s the perfect take a long dish. You don’t have to worry about keeping it hot or decorating it etc. Just toss it all together and serve with chips. Perfect every time!

Cowboy Caviar

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: PT3-6H

Cowboy Caviar

A delicious "salsa" packed with flavor!


  • 1 Green, red or yellow pepper (if you double the recipe just use all three)
  • 1 Can white corn or Hominy (doubled I use both)
  • 1 Can diced italian or Mexican style tomatoes
  • 1 Purple Onion, diced
  • 1 Can black-eyed Peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 1 Can Black Olives, sliced
  • 1 8 oz Bottle Italian Dressing
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Small Can Diced Green Chiles
  • 1 ts Cumin
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • 1/2 Bunch Cilantro


  1. Mix everything, but the avocado and cilantro and let sit a few hours or overnight. Before serving add avocado and cilantro and serve with chips. It's delicious for eggs rancheros etc too!

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