This Cowboy Caviar recipe is fresh, festive, and easy to make in about 15 minutes! The most popular way to eat it is as a dip for tortilla chips.
About This Recipe
Cowboy Caviar (AKA called Texas Caviar) is a mix of fresh summer produce in a simple olive oil and lime dressing. The flavors are THE BEST. If you've never had it, this will be your new favorite summer recipe for parties, potlucks, or an afternoon snack.
Also: one of the best parts of this recipe is that it gets better as it sits in your fridge! It tastes even more flavorful the day after you make it and is good for up to 4 - 5 days. This means that you can enjoy your leftovers all week or you could meal prep this recipe and have it as a quick snack for days.
How to Serve Cowboy Caviar
This recipe can be served plain or as a topping. Our favorite way to eat it is as a dip for tortilla chips. There's something about the crunchiness and saltiness of the chips that is the *perfect* pairing for this recipe.
Here are a few popular substitutions and additions to this recipe:
- Bell pepper: any color bell pepper can be used.
- Corn: you can use canned or fresh corn.
- Jalapeno: add more or less depending on your spice preference.
- Cilantro: skip this if you aren't a fan!
- Honey: swap for maple syrup to make this recipe totally vegan.
- Tomatoes: Roma tomatoes work best but you can substitute for any variety
- Black eyed peas: these can be found canned or dried. Canned is easiest (look for them next to the canned beans); but you can also used dried beans and follow the 'quick cook' method on the back.
Store any leftovers in your fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 - 5 days (sometimes even longer if stored properly). Stir to mix again before eating leftovers.
The flavors of this recipe actually get stronger as it marinates in the fridge, making it an ideal recipe to make ahead of time or to enjoy the leftovers all week.
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