This is hands down the easiest way to make cowboy caviar. It is packed with flavor and can be made in about two minutes flat. I am obsessed with this recipe as it is so easy to make, healthy, packed with protein, and really delicious!
There is no chopping or prepping involved, you have got to love that! Just dump and mix and you are ready to go. This is the perfect recipe to make every week to have on hand for a quick low-fat high protein lunch or snack.
The Easiest Cowboy Caviar
Usually, cowboy caviar takes a lot of time to make because you have to prep and cut all of the ingredients. Our cowboy caviar is super easy and effortless to make. It is so delicious and only takes a few minutes to mix together. It has all of the flavors of classic cowboy caviar, without all of the prep work and there is no oil or dressing to make. We used fresh pico de gallo salsa, which is way faster than prepping tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Also, we used canned beans and frozen corn. Just mix all of the ingredients and enjoy!
What Is Cowboy Caviar Made Of?
Usually, cowboy caviar is made with tomatoes, black beans, black eyed peas, corn, avocado, and red bell pepper along with a dressing. We changed it up a little and gave you options. Cowboy caviar is perfect for any occasion.
What Is Texas Caviar?
Texas caviar is the same as cowboy caviar, it is just sometimes referred to as Texas caviar.
Is Cowboy Caviar Healthy?
Yes, cowboy caviar is healthy. It is packed with protein from the beans and fiber. This is the ultimate low-fat high protein side dish or snack. I absolutely love this lighter version we made with pico de gallo instead of an oily dressing. Our cowboy caviar is packed with flavor and not fat. Also, it is vegan and gluten-free.
Cowboy Caviar Ingredients
- Pico De Gallo Salsa: This is definitely the easiest cowboy caviar. Use pico de gallo salsa in this recipe. This way, you get the delicious flavors and you don’t have to prep tomatoes, onion, lime, or cilantro.
- Beans: We made this cowboy caviar with black beans and pinto beans.
- Corn: Frozen corn or rinsed and drained canned corn will work well.
What Kind Of Beans Are In Cowboy Caviar
Cowboy caviar is usually made with black beans and black eyed peas, but we made this cowboy caviar without black eyed peas. We made ours with black beans and pinto beans, we just really like this combination. You can make your cowboy caviar whichever way you like. We love to give you options!
What Corn To Use
You can make this cowboy caviar with canned corn or frozen corn. If you use frozen corn, there is no need to defrost it, just mix it in with the rest of the ingredients. If you use canned corn, make sure to rinse and drain it.
Cowboy Caviar Variations
Add More Pico de Gallo
We love the balance of flavor in this cowboy caviar. However, if you want more pico de gallo flavor, you can use one can of beans or add two tubs of pico de gallo.
Cowboy Caviar With Feta
This cowboy caviar recipe is delicious with feta. We like to add light feta cheese.
Cowboy Caviar With Avocado
Avocado is a great addition to cowboy caviar. It is creamy and complements the flavors. If you use avocado, slice it into small pieces. Then, mix it with the rest of the ingredients.
How To Make Easy And Healthy Cowboy Caviar
First, rinse and drain all of the beans. Then, add the beans to a large bowl.
After that, add the pico de gallo salsa and frozen corn to the bowl with the beans.
Thoroughly mix and enjoy!
How To Eat Cowboy Caviar
We love enjoying this cowboy caviar with tortilla chips. Also, it is a great addition to tacos, burritos, cottage cheese bowls, and salads.
High Protein Snack
I love to have this cowboy caviar on hand for a snack when I get hungry. It is the perfect high-protein snack to keep me full. To add more protein, add 1 cup of nonfat cottage cheese and top it with a scoop of your cowboy caviar. You may also enjoy our cottage cheese burrito bowl and tomatillo cottage cheese bowl.
How To Store Cowboy Caviar
Store any leftover cowboy caviar in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
How Long Can Cowboy Caviar Last In The Fridge?
It will last 3-4 days when stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Oil-Free Cowboy Caviar
An amazing thing about this cowboy caviar is that it is oil-free.
Vegan Cowboy Caviar
This cowboy caviar is super easy to make and is naturally vegan!
Gluten-Free Cowboy Caviar
This cowboy caviar is made with simple fresh ingredients and it is gluten-free.
Weight Watchers Cowboy Caviar
This cowboy caviar is zero points on Weight Watchers! That’s a win!
Tips For Making Cowboy Caviar
Make sure to thoroughly mix your cowboy caviar to incorporate all of the flavors. Mix well to ensure you taste all of the delicious flavors in each bite.
Refrigerate Cowboy Caviar
You can eat this cowboy caviar right after making it or chill it in the fridge before digging in. If you use frozen corn, your cowboy caviar will already be slightly chilled.
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6 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories170
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
- Sodium 336mg 15%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 6.9g 28%
- Sugars 1.8g
- Protein 8.8g 18%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.