Cowboy Caviar: Spicy Black Bean, Corn and Fresh Tomato Salsa

If you make ONE dish this summer or for the big game, it absolutely hands-down has to be Cowboy Caviar.

This spicy black bean, corn and fresh tomato salsa recipe is AMAZING with the right combination of sweet and spice.

Last summer, I went to a gathering of friends in Central Colorado and one of the gals brought this dish to the party.

People were actually using spoons to eat it, this stuff is so good.

Be sure to check out the rest of our easy party appetizer recipes, too!

This post contains affiliate links.

Cowboy Caviar: Spicy Black Bean, Corn and Fresh Tomato Salsa. If you make one dish this summer -- this is it! | Mommy Evolution

After much debate, we decided it needed an official name.

And being in cowboy country, we quickly realized that this fresh salsa is nothing short of Cowboy Caviar.

Thank goodness she was willing to share her recipe with me.

And while this is a “salsa,” I’ll readily admit that this was my lunch this week. Yes, it’s that good!

[bctt tweet=”This fresh salsa is nothing short of Cowboy Caviar!!!”]

Cowboy Caviar: Spicy Black Bean, Corn and Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

Use Fresh Ingredients

The key to this salsa, in addition to the right combination of flavors is to use fresh ingredients.

CowboyCavierIngredients3

Personlly, we like to get the kids involved an husk that corn! What better sensory experience and wonderful way to connect your kids to healthy foods. 

And be sure to check out all of our family-friendly Mexican recipes!

Corn1

And speaking of cowboy recipes!

Don’t miss out on my mouth-watering Cowboy Burger Recipe with Grilled Pickles and Crispy Onion Straws. You won’t be the same afterward!

Also, have you ever heard of Cowboy Candy? I hadn’t either until I came across this sweet and spicy recipe.

Cowboy Cavier Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup whole kernel corn (or 15oz.)
  • 2 cups chopped vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapeรฑo peppers with the seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup small diced red onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 15 oz. (1 can) black-eyed peas, drained
  • 15 oz. (1 can) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Cowboy Caviar: Spicy Black Bean, Corn and Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

Instructions

Gently combined the fresh corn tomatoes, black-eyed peas, black beans, onion, green bell pepper and jalapeno peppers.

Season with salad dressing and garlic salt.

Add olive oil and mix well.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Tip: For spicy salsa, keep the seeds from the jalapeรฑos in!

IMG_4571 (1)

Cowboy Caviar: Spicy Black Bean, Corn and Fresh Tomato Salsa

Cowboy Caviar: Spicy Black Bean, Corn and Fresh Tomato Salsa

This spicy black bean, corn and fresh tomato salsa recipe is AMAZING with the right combination of sweet and spice.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup whole kernel corn (or 15oz.)
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapeno peppers with the seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup small diced red onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 15 oz. (1 can) black-eyed peas, drained
  • 15 oz. (1 can) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Gently combined the fresh corn tomatoes, black-eyed peas, black beans, onion, green bell pepper and jalapeno peppers.
  2. Season with salad dressing and garlic salt.
  3. Add olive oil and mix well.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

I prefer to use fresh ingredients as much as possible... but I don't make my own black beans and black-eyed peas! Feel free to use canned items for these ingredients. But the fresher the ingredients for everything else, the better the taste!

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

For more delicious game day recipes:

Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime. Sign up for a FREE 30-Day Amazon Prime Trial to get access to thousands of movies, tv shows, books and music for FREE!

Mom Smarter! Not Harder

Get mommy insights, tips and tricks directly to your inbox.

    We won’t send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

    Don’t miss out on our other family friendly recipes!

    23 Comments

    1. Thank you for joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party this looks delicious, cant wait to try it out myself. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove

    2. This looks so delicious and refreshing. I kitchen garden, so I will have fresh ingredients to use in my dish. I grow my own jalapenos, so mine will be hot! Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best linkup. Hope you will join again.

      1. I made this recipe again this weekend for a gathering… but this time the jalepenos were nice and fresh. Boy did they have some great kick to them! Happy eating ๐Ÿ˜€

    3. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

    4. 2 weeks ago I had some at a barbecue and they had gotten it from Costco. So happy to see now I can make my own! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty. Hope to see you again Friday.

    5. I adore trying different kinds of salsa and this looks mighty tasty with the black beans and corn. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.

    6. Cowboy Caviar is a Texas staple for a party and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,447 this week. Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend and come back to see us real soon!
      Miz Helen

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *