Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This Cowboy Caviar salsa is wonderfully fresh, healthy, simple and loaded! We make this salsa all summer long.  It makes a big batch so it is an ideal summer party dip. A surprising ingredient infuses every bite with incredible flavor.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$15
Keyword: Cowboy Caviar
Calories: 149 kcal
Servings: 10 people


  • 6 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 bell bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers seeded and finely diced
  • 1 large avocado peeled, pitted and diced
  • 15 oz can corn drained (or from 1 cooked cob of corn)
  • 15 oz can black beans well rinsed and drained (or make your own)
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro About 1/2 cup chopped
  • 3-4 Tbsp  lime juice
  • 1/2 cup light Italian Dressing *
  • 4 medium garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine diced tomatoes, chopped onion and bell pepper, seeded and diced jalapeño, sliced avocado, drained corn, rinsed and drained black beans and chopped cilantro.
  2. Stir in 3-4 Tbsp of lime juice, 1/2 cup of Italian dressing, 4 pressed garlic cloves and 1 tsp  of salt or season to taste. Mix everything together and serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

We use either Newmans Own or Olive Garden brand light Italian dressing.