Cowboy Caviar Recipe

clean eating cowboy recipe

A delicious and fiber-rich salad, salsa or dip


  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15 ounces) can black-eyed peas or Pinto beans (rinsed and drained*)
  • 1 (15 ounces) can black beans (rinsed and drained*)
  • 1 (11 ounces) can sweet corn (rinsed and drained*) or frozen corn
  • 1 red onion or green onions, finely diced
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (or more, if you like)


  1. In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, the red wine vinegar, chili powder and salt.
  2. Add black-eyed peas, beans, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers and red onion to the Italian dressing.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour to marinate, better over night.
  5. Toss with fresh cilantro before serving.


  • Vary ingredients according to your own taste and color preference.
  • Instead of vinegar you could also use fresh lime juice
  • *Don’t throw away “bean water”. Read instead below what you can do with it.