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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar
Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy caviar is a fancy name for a simple mixed salad of beans, peppers, tomatoes, corn and other summer goodness. There is no good reason to purchase this salad ready-made from a store, as it is easy to make at home.


1 – 15.5 ounce can black beans, drained
1 – 15.5 ounce can black-eyed peas, drained
1 – 15.5 ounce can of diced fresh tomatoes
2 cups cooked sweet corn
1 small red onion, finely diced
1/2 cup pickled jalapeno peppers, finely diced
1 cup home made oil and vinegar dressing (or what you like)
3/8 cup dried cilantro leaves
Garlic salt to taste

Add the ingredients to a bowl, toss gently and season with the garlic salt. Refrigerate an hour or more before serving to let the flavors combine.

2 replies on “Cowboy Caviar”

Hi Paul,
May I have permission to use your recipes in the Clay County Federated Garden Club (of IA) cookbook that we are making. It is a fundraiser for the organization. I will put your name with each recipe as the person that submitted each. Please let me know.
Sue Biederman



Thanks for the positive feedback. Feel free to use the Cowboy Caviar recipe in your cookbook. Good luck with the project.

Regards, Paul


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