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Cowboy Caviar

This cowboy "caviar" (not caviar at all, actually!) is a huge crowd-pleaser, not to mention a diet-friendly and satisfying choice to fulfill that snacky craving
12 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Cowboy Caviar


  • ⅔ cups dice Onion
  • ⅔ cups chop Cilantro, Fresh
  • 10 ounces Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles
  • 15 ounces drain and rinse Black Eyed Peas, Canned
  • 15 ounces drain and rinse Black Beans, Canned
  • ¼ cups Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons juice Lime
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ¾ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 2 cups peel, pit, and dice Avocado
  • Serving Day Ingredients

    These ingredients are added AFTER your meal has been frozen — for the day you serve and eat it.

  • 12 ounces Tortilla Chips

Freezer Containers

  • 3 Gallon Freezer Bags


  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
  2. Cover and cool in refrigerator for 10 minutes. Served cold with tortilla chips.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
  2. Divide among indicated number of quart sized freezer bags. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Transfer to serving bowl, and stir. Serve cold with tortilla chips


Join the discussion
  1. I think this is also known as Redneck Caviar in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. It’s delicious, and not as spicy as some of the other salsas out there.

  2. Jimmie – So excited to think of freezing this!! 🙂 I had a coworker years ago that made this for every potluck and it was a HUGE hit!! Am salivating just thinking of it! She served it with the Fritos Scoops…..

  3. If you freeze for how long can you keep this? Im all about freezing things these days but im always nervous about how long after I froze, its still safe?

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