overhead view of a wood bowl on a blue wood surface surrounded by tomatoes and chips and with cowboy caviar inside
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Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Cowboy Caviar is one of my favorite appetizer recipes! It is easy to make, has the perfect balance of flavors, and is always a hit with guests!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cowboy caviar recipe, dip recipe, easy appetizer, texas caviar
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (make sure not to use the organic brand - the taste is too strong in this)
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 avocado ripe but firm and diced
  • 15 ounces can black eyed peas drained and rinsed
  • 11 ounces canned corn drained
  • 1/4 red onion diced small
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, hot sauce, and olive oil. Stir in the garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the remainder of the ingredients, taste, and add more salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 7mg