Easy Cowboy Caviar Dip: Black-eyed Peas, Corn, and Avocado

Cowboy caviar, also known as Texas caviar, is a delicious and versatile dip made with black-eyed peas, corn, avocado, and various herbs and spices. It’s the perfect recipe for parties and events, as it’s easy to make and can be served with a variety of different foods. Whether you’re looking for a new appetizer recipe or something to bring to a potluck, cowboy caviar is sure to please.


  • 1 can of black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Note: you can also add red onion, bell pepper, or diced tomatoes for extra flavor.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the black-eyed peas, corn, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeno (if using).
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Gently stir the ingredients together until they are evenly mixed.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed before serving.


  • You can also add some diced red onion, bell pepper, or tomatoes for more variety.
  • If you are not a fan of cilantro, you can use parsley or basil instead.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve cowboy caviar with tortilla chips, crackers, or sliced vegetables.
  • Use it as a topping for tacos or burritos.
  • Spread it on sandwiches or burgers for a flavorful twist.
  • Serve as a side dish alongside grilled meats or fish.

Pairing Suggestions:

  • Serve with a cold beer or a margarita for a fun and casual party vibe.
  • Pair with a glass of chilled white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc, for a more elegant option.
  • Serve with spicy salsa or hot sauce for a bold and flavorful combination.

Cowboy caviar is a delicious and easy-to-make dip that is perfect for any occasion. Made with black-eyed peas, corn, avocado, and lime, it’s packed with flavor and can be served with various foods. It’s a great recipe to have on hand for parties and events and can also be customized to suit your own personal taste. Whether you prefer a more traditional version or something a little more unique, cowboy caviar is sure to please.


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