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Cowboy Caviar

Looking for an easy appetizer to bring to a holiday party….Cowboy Caviar might just be the answer.  Cowboy Caviar is one of our most popular recipes.  It’s no wonder since you can whip up a batch from ingredients already in your fridge and pantry. 

Cowboy Caviar

What makes this an easy no fuss recipe is you can substitute any ingredient with what you have on hand.  Just use a nice combination of crunches and colors.  We had a can of black eyed peas in the pantry, but kidney or black beans would be great too.  I used a zucchini for my ‘green’ but avocado is wonderful in this dip as well.  I’m a black olive freak so I added some of those, along with corn, jalapeno, red onion, radish, pimento, garlic, scallion, cilantro and tossed it all in a cumin lime dressing.  Serve Cowboy Caviar with tortilla chips and look how cute it is delivered in a mason jar!!

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

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For the dip…

  • 1 can black eyed peas drained and rinsed
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1 jalapeno fine diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed (or canned)
  • 2 oz. diced pimento
  • 12-15 black olives sliced
  • 1 scallion thin sliced
  • 2-3 radishes fine diced

For the dressing

  • 3 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 Tbl. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


For the dressing…

  • Combine dressing ingredients and chill while making the dip.

For the dip…

  • Combine all ingredients then gently toss in dressing. Chill before serving. Serve with corn tortilla chips.

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