Cowboy Caviar Dip

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  • Cowboy Caviar Dip, a no cook appetizer recipe, is perfect for any get together. You just chop everything up, toss it together, and marinate it in the fridge overnight.

    Cowboy Caviar Dip is my most popular recipe! This Texas caviar is made with fresh vegetables, black beans and a simple marinade! #cowboycaviar #texascaviar #bbqappetizer www.savoryexperiments.com

    Cowboy Caviar Dip is my most popular recipe! This Texas caviar is made with fresh vegetables, black beans and a simple marinade.

    Whenever I attend a party, no matter the season, Cowboy Caviar Dip is requested. People just love it!

    There are many variations on this regional dish. They vary in flavor, ingredients and marinade. The main ingredients always include beans and vegetables.

    Also known as Texas caviar and Carolina caviar, the most notable difference will be in the beans and the marinade. Pinto, black and black eyed peas are the most common variety of beans.

    Italian Dressing straight from the bottle is the most common marinade, however I prefer using red wine vinegar with just a few simple seasonings.

    Cowboy Caviar Dip is my most popular recipe! This Texas caviar is made with fresh vegetables, black beans and a simple marinade! #cowboycaviar #texascaviar #bbqappetizer www.savoryexperiments.com

    The natural flavors and oil from the vegetables, especially jalapeno, will shine through and complement instead of distract or become muted. Red wine vinegar is also lower in calories and is lighter… so you can eat more Cowboy Caviar Dip!

    The only thing I suggest you not cut corners on is the overnight marination time. Technically you can make right before you jet out the door, but it will be SO much better if it sits overnight so the vegetables can pickle. Don’t forget the homemade tortilla chips!

    The amount of time it takes you to prepare depends on how fast of a chopper you are, so the time varies greatly. I just put something interesting on the TV and chop away. You can decide (based on your audience) whether you will use 1 or 2 jalapenos.

    Cowboy Caviar Dip is my most popular recipe! This Texas caviar is made with fresh vegetables, black beans and a simple marinade! #cowboycaviar #texascaviar #bbqappetizer www.savoryexperiments.com

    The vinegar will remove some of the heat during marinating, but it is important to note is that the oils in jalapenos can burn your skin. In order to prevent this, wear plastic/latex gloves, use small sandwich bags or cover hands in cooking oil. Wash hands immediately after handling. If you do experience an oil burn, place affected area in a bowl of milk.

    I highly recommend making a double batch, it goes fast and you want to have leftovers, believe me! Serve Cowboy Caviar Dip with homemade tortilla chips, hamburgers, hot dogs or any other cookout type event.

    Leftovers are also great to have on hand. Serve over tacos, nachos, salad or make Southwestern Shrimp and Grits!

    Cowboy Caviar Dip is my most popular recipe! This Texas caviar is made with fresh vegetables, black beans and a simple marinade! #cowboycaviar #texascaviar #bbqappetizer www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Tools for making Cowboy Caviar:

    Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

    Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!

    Mixing Bowls– make sure to check out my article on Using the Right Mixing Bowl, you’d be surprised how many people aren’t!

    Cowboy Caviar Dip is my most popular recipe! This Texas caviar is made with fresh vegetables, black beans and a simple marinade! #cowboycaviar #texascaviar #bbqappetizer www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Cowboy Caviar Dip

    Cowboy Caviar is my most popular recipe! Made with fresh vegetables, black beans and a simple marinade, it will be the hit of the party.
    Prep Time30 mins
    Total Time30 mins
    Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: cowboy caviar, texas caviar
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 97kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
    • Before serving, drain out most of the marinade by tipping the bowl with the lid securely in place. You don’t want to lose it all or pour it through a colander. I use the lid of the bowl to help me strain.
    • Serve with tortilla chips.
    • If you’ve tried this recipe, please come back and give it a rating! 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 28.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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