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Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Cowboy Caviar Recipe

This Cowboy Caviar Recipe is a Tex-Mex inspired dip that has been around for years! Enjoy on its own, with chips or spooned onto tacos! It's the ultimate crowd-pleasing appetizer. 
Course Appetizer, Dip, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bean dip, cowboy caviar, cowboy caviar recipe, mexican dip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 230kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 5 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 cup cilantro roughly chopped

for the dressing-

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Open cans of beans and corn. Drain using a colander and rinse well. Pour into a large bowl. Add in tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. Stir.
  • In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients for dressing together and pour over bean mixture. Stir to coat. Taste and adjust seasonings. The longer this sits, the better. Serve with tortilla chips.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 614mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 16.6mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2.5mg