This recipe for Texas Caviar is quick, easy and loaded with all things healthy! Enjoy it as an appetizer with tortilla chips or as a side with some grilled chicken or fish!
Updated: This post was first published here in January 2016. I’ve tweaked the recipe and added new content, all new photos and notes to the post below. If you’re looking for a healthy appetizer for the football playoff season or the upcoming Super Bowl, this is it!
Happy Monday morning friends! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
How’s that New Year’s resolution going? Make a beeline for the gym yet? Cut all the sweets out of your diet? Don’t forget friends, it’s all about balance. You can still have those delicious sweet treats as long as you add some healthy options to your diet, and today I’m going to help you out by sharing my delicious recipe for Texas Caviar.
Easy, Healthy and Delicious Texas Caviar
Have you guys ever tried Texas Caviar? I could eat this stuff by the bowlful. It’s not only good for you, but tastes totally fresh and delicious. It’s also loaded with lots of beautifully colored veggies, and during the winter months when beautiful colors seem to disappear, this dish brings a smile to my face.
Texas Caviar Ingredients
- black-eyed peas
- black beans
- yellow pepper
- orange pepper
- grape tomatoes
- pickled jalapeños
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- granulated sugar
- kosher salt and pepper
Texas Caviar aka Cowboy Caviar is actually considered a salad, but you can also enjoy it alongside some tortilla chips as a dip. Whatever floats your boat as we say here at the BHK. It’s a mixture of black-eyed peas, corn, tomatoes, yellow and orange peppers, jalapeños for some heat and tossed with a light vinaigrette dressing with a touch of lime. I also added some black beans for even more protein, fiber and folate. It doesn’t get much healthier than this folks!
If you’re looking for a healthier option for your football playoff party or the upcoming Super Bowl this light, vibrant dish is just the ticket. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try. And if you have any questions about the recipe, just drop a comment below. Enjoy!
A Few Cook’s Notes for Texas Caviar
You can use either canned corn or fresh corn for this recipe. If you decide to use fresh, just cut the kernels right off the cob.
You can find pickled jalapeños at your local market in the international aisle.
I like to use scallions in my Texas Caviar, but you could substitute red onion.
More Delicious Healthy Recipes to Enjoy
Carrot Farro Salad with Dates and Maple Vinaigrette
Greek Chickpea Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
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- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp. granulated sugar
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 15.5-oz. can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
- 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 1/2 cups corn, drained
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
- 1/2 cup yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 cup orange pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 cup pickled jalapenos, finely chopped
- 6 scallions, finely sliced
- Combine all dressing ingredients in a small jar. Shake vigorously. Set aside.
- Place all ingredients in large bowl. Add desired amount of dressing and toss to combine. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips or as a side.
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