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easy cowboy caviar

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Rosina Paul

I changed the typical Cowboy Caviar to make it a quick and easy appetizer. Chop everything the same size. This is great with Tostito's Scoops.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you find yourself always gravitating towards cowboy caviar at a party, try Rosina's version. Everyone puts their own spin on it and she uses corn, tomatoes, black beans, onions, and green pepper. They all pair well with the tangy vinegar sauce. We decided to add a few dashes of hot sauce and it brought this dip to another level. Chill or enjoy right away. Make sure to have plenty of tortilla chips handy when serving.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For easy cowboy caviar

  • 1 can
    sweet corn, drained (15.25 oz)
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes, flavored is ok, don't drain (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can
    black beans, rinsed (15 oz)
  • 1/2 md
    red onion
  • 1
    green pepper
  • 1/4 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • freshly ground sea salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 bag
    Tostitos Scoops or other corn chips if using as an appetizer or snack

How To Make easy cowboy caviar

Test Kitchen Tips
If using hot sauce, add it to suit your taste. We used a few dashes.
  • Corn, tomatoes, and black beans in a bowl.
    I usually make this in the same bowl I use to serve it. Open a can of tomatoes. Add to the bottom of a mixing bowl. Open and drain the can of corn; add to bowl. Open, drain, and thoroughly rinse the can of black beans. Add to bowl.
  • Green pepper and red onions added to the bowl.
    Chop green pepper into pieces (the same size as corn and beans). Add to bowl. Chop red onion into pieces (the same size as corn and beans). Add to bowl.
  • Red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper added.
    Add red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper, to taste. Mix.
  • Add hot sauce if desired.
    For variety, add hot sauce.