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Cowboy Caviar Recipes

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Cowboy Caviar Recipes

Cowboy Caviar is like a cross between a bean salad and fresh salsa with its colorful mix of beans, vegetables, and a fresh lime infused dressing.

Total Cost $5.80 recipe / $0.58 serving
Prep Time15minutes
Total Time15minutes
Servings5(1/2 cup each)


  • 15 oz.canblack beans$0.89
  • 15 oz.canblack eyed peas $1.09
  • 1bell pepper (any color)$1.50
  • 2Roma tomatoes $0.86
  • 1jalapeño $0.12
  • 1/4red onion $0.20
  • 1/4bunch fresh cilantro $0.20


  • 2Tbspolive oil
  • 1fresh lime (2 Tbsp juice)$0.33
  • 1/2Tbspbalsamic vinegar $0.10
  • 1/2tspchili powder* $0.05
  • 1tspcumin $0.10
  • 1/2tspsalt $0.02
  • 1/2tspsugar $0.02


  1. Rinse and drain both cans of beans in a colander. Let the excess water drain as you prepare the vegetables.
  2. Finely dice the bell pepper, tomatoes, jalapeño, and red onion. Try to dice the vegetables into pieces that are roughly the same size as the beans. For a less spicy salad, scrape the seeds out of the jalapeño before dicing. Roughly chop the cilantro. Place the drained beans, bell pepper, tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, 2 Tbsp of juice from the lime, balsamic vinegar, chili powder, cumin, salt, and sugar. Pour the dressing over the salad, then stir until everything is well coated. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Recipe Notes

*This chili powder is a mild blend of chiles and other spices.

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