Cowboy Caviar-Giddy UP!

Amy Gagliardi


What is it? A mixture of marinated beans and veggies. What do you do with it? Eat it with tortilla chips. Is it good? Heck ya! And the beauty of it is you can change it up as you please – no rules to follow experimenting with this delectable delight!


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1
    15 oz. can of pinto beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1
    15 oz. can of black eyed peas, drained & rinsed
  • 1
    4 oz. can of fire roasted green chilis drained
  • 1 1/2 c
    frozen shopeg or niblets corn, thawed
  • 3-4
    inner stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 1
    bunch of green onions white and some green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1/2
    sweet orange or red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1
    clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 1
    small serrano chili, finely minced (optional)
  • ·
    cilantro for garnish (optional)

  • 1/2 c
    light extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 c
    white sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper

How to Make Cowboy Caviar-Giddy UP!


  1. Add all ingredients except marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  2. Then add all marinade ingredients to a pot and bring to a low simmer on your stove, just until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Pour cooled marinade over ingredients. Store in sealed container. Refrigerate overnight, mixing periodically throughout the day.
  4. To serve, first taste and add salt if needed. Then use slotted spoon to put into serving dish, top with cilantro and serve with tortilla chips.

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About Cowboy Caviar-Giddy UP!

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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