Southwest Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Also known as Texas Caviar, depending on who you talk to – especially a Texan.  Is this Cowboy Caviar considered a dip or a side salad?  It is a flavor bursting blend of vegetables and beans that makes a nutritious and filling salad or a great addition to a party as a side dish or appetizer chip dip (a lot like salsa).  What is also great about this dish, is that you can adjust the ingredients to your family’s taste.  This is a great dish to serve on New Year’s Eve or anytime of the year that you desire.

Either way you served this delicious Southwest Cowboy Caviar, it is delicious and sure to please your family or guests.  Makes a great vegetarian and vegan dish, as it is gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy free.


Southwest Cowboy Caviar

Southwest Cowboy Caviar Recipe:
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: Southwest Cowboy Caviar Recipe, Texas Caviar Recipe
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and submerge husked ears of corn in boiling water. Remove corn once the water returns to boil. Learn How To Boil Corn On The Cob.

  2. Let the corn cool slightly and then cut the kernels from the cobs (scrape the corn kernels from the ears of corn by using a sharp kitchen knife and a large cutting board.  Cut off the stem end to give a flat base.  Hold the ear, tip end up, then cut downward, removing a few rows at a time).

  3. In a large bowl, gently stir together the garlic, avocado, corn, onions, chile pepper, cilantro, parsley, basil, and tomatoes.  Add dill weed, pepper and salt to taste.  Add the well drained beans, corn kernels, Italian salad dressing, and the juice of one small lime.  Mix well, cover, and refrigerate before serving.

  4. Serve over a lettuce leaf as a salad or with tortilla chips as a dip.

    Cowboy Caviar

    Cowboy Caviar
  6. Serves many.

    Cowboy Caviar
Recipe Notes

*  This is where you can decide how hot you want you Cowboy Caviar to be.  Add or delete chile peppers as desired.


Southwest Cowboy Caviar

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