Cowboy Caviar, or Texas Redneck Caviar, is a healthy, flavorful, and easy chunky Texas side dish dip recipe. Full of diced veggies and a healthy serving of beans, its a can't go wrong appetizer or side dish perfect for party crowds, big football games, or as a movie snack - The ULTIMATE Cowboy Caviar recipe! Recently seen as a viral tiktok recipe.
Drain and rinse beans from can. Draining helps prevent too much moisture as well as the dark black color of the beans making the dip look muddy.
Add first 10 ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Measure and dd seasoning (chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper) and mix well.
Drizzle olive oil and squeeze lime juice onto mixture and mix again to evenly coat.
Add in chopped fresh cilantro leaves.
Refrigerate dip for 2-4 hours or overnight to let flavors mingle.
Stir well before serving, adding an additional tablespoon of oil if necessary.
Serve with homemade tortilla chips.
Can Cowboy Caviar be made ahead of time? Yes, it can be made a day in advance to let the flavors mingle. However, there are certain added ingredients, like avocado, that wont keep so be mindful on what should be added the day of. Just store in an air tight container in the fridge and fluff and serve next day. Can you freeze Texas Caviar? No - these vegetables combined will not freeze well together. Because this dip is basically a dump and go dip, there really should be no reason to freeze as it is. What are other ways to serve this dip? The most popular way is a strong tortilla chip or Fritos, but this combination of beans and vegetables can also be used as taco topping or inside tortillas for a burrito as well.How to make Cowboy caviar spicier.Overall, this dip is super flavorful but not spicy, which is great for little ones. But if you want to kick it up a notch, add jalapenos, chilies or serrano peppers. Additionally a bit of tabasco or Verde sauce works. Variations of this Hearty DipNeed more ways to enjoy this dip or suggestions on changing up the ingredients? Try adding cooked beef, a half cup drained sweet corn, cooked crunchy bacon pieces, green onions, or changing the bean type.