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Texas caviar with a tortilla chip dipping into the bowl. The dip is full of black beans, black eyed peas, corn, bell pepper, and cilantro.
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Cowboy Caviar

This cowboy caviar is the perfect chip dip, or side dish. It's light, delicious and perfect for a barbecue, potluck, or watching a football game.
Prep Time10 mins
Chilling Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 129kcal


  • 15 oz can black beans (drained, and rinsed)
  • 15 oz can black eyed peas (drained, and rinsed)
  • 15 oz can corn (drained, and rinsed)
  • 1 red bell pepper (stem removed, seeded, and diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 jalapeno (seeds and membrane removed, and diced)
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing (divided)
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 2 TBS chopped cilantro (optional)


  • Drain and rinse the black beans, black eyed peas, and corn and add them to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Add the diced bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno to the bowl.
  • Add in 1/4 cup of the dressing, and the lime juice. Stir it all together.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours.
  • When you're ready to serve the dip, mix in the cilantro, and more dressing if needed.
  • Serve with chips.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg