How To Make Cowboy Caviar At Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Cowboy caviar is amazingly delicious, colourful and tasty salsa that anyone can easily make at home. Today, I am going to show you how you can make it at home.

Cowboy caviar was first served atNew Year’s Eve in Houston’s Country, Texas in 1940. Due to this reason, this recipe is also known as Texas caviar. Anyone can make this salsa easily at home and it can be stored for almost 3 to 4 days without getting spoilt. You can have this recipe as a dip, salsa or a salad as well.

Cowboy caviar can be easily made by just throwing black-eyed peas, corn, black beans, bell pepper, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, onion and jalapeno in a bowl. Now prepare the dressing and pour it over the black-eyed pea mixture. Season it with salt and pepper. Serve

Don’t get too eager to make it as this was not the detailed procedure. The stepwise recipe is waiting ahead. So without waiting more, let’s start with the detailed ingredients, time taken and the detailed method to make this ultimate cowboy caviar.

Ingredients For Cowboy Caviar

  • 2 cans Black-Eyed Peas
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 1½ cups Corn Kernels
  • 1½ cups Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1½ cups Orange Bell Pepper
  • ¾cups Chopped Red Onions
  • ½cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 Jalapenos
  • 1 Avocado

For Dressing:

  • ⅓ cups Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • ⅛ teaspoon Red pepper Flakes
  • Black pepper (for taste)

I think you all must have all these ingredients at your home, but you can get these ingredients from the nearest grocery store. If you are done collecting the ingredients, let’s go through the time it will make this cowboy dessert.

How Much Time It Will Take To Make Cowboy Caviar?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
30 minutesN/A30 minutes

There is no need to cook this recipe. That is why it is so much easy to prepare. Now let’s check the detailed procedure of this salsa.

Steps To Make Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar recipe
  1. Firstly, take a large bowl and toss in the black-eyed peas, corn, black beans, bell pepper, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, onion and jalapeno.
  2. There is a tip that serves avocado at last along with the dip so that it doesn’t turn bad.
  3. Now take a cup, add all the dressing ingredients, and mix them very well and pour it over the bowl.
  4. Now season it with salt and pepper and then keep it still for marination for about 21 minutes.
  5. Now serve it with a dip and do remember to add in avocado.

Your cowboy caviar is ready. Serve this fresh and flavourful dip with tortillas or tacos and you are going to love it.

Nutritional Breakdown Of Cowboy Caviar

This cowboy caviar is very healthy as it contains a lot of healthy ingredients. That is why, I’ve added the nutritional breakdown of this recipe below.

Potassium 248mg

How To Make Cowboy Caviar At Home | Video

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