5 from 1 vote

Healthy Texas Caviar

Grab some chips and dive in! This easy, colorful Texas Cowboy Caviar is great made ahead for picnics, potlucks, and parties (or snacking at home!)
Author: Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings: 10 side servings


  • Two 15 oz. cans black eyed peas
  • 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1 cup organic corn (I thaw frozen corn)
  • 1 bell pepper (I use 1/2 green, 1/2 red)
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • Optional additions: jalapeno, tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, avocado, etc.

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon (more to taste)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  • Make the dressing: in small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients.
  • Rinse and drain beans. Dice bell pepper and finely dice onion.
  • In a large bowl, add beans, bell pepper, onion, and corn. Add dressing and toss well to combine.
  • Can serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for at least two hours. (It tastes best after flavors blend).


Recipe adapted from Whole Foods


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8.6% | Vitamin C: 21.9% | Calcium: 4.2% | Iron: 17.9%