Cowboy Caviar: A Delicious Summer Meal

By Alisha Temples

Jul 27

Cowboy Caviar is a perfect dish for summer. It is packed full of flavor and does not require any cooking.

Cowboy Caviar: A Delicious Summer Meal

This dish is versatile as a salsa, dip, side dish, or bean salad that does not require refrigeration, making it perfect for potlucks and barbecues. I even serve it on top of burgers or scrambled eggs. The two types of beans make it packed full of heart-healthy fiber. This version does not include corn or tomatoes because of my taste preferences, but feel free to 1 pound of diced tomatoes and 1 cup of sweet corn.

Cowboy Caviar

• Prep time: 15 minutes
• Cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Makes 10 servings

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, chili powder, salt, and cilantro.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, tossing to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill for 1 hour or longer, allowing the flavors to meld. Serve chilled or at room temperature

Variations:

  • For a spicier version, add 1 tablespoon of hot sauce to the dressing
  • To add a creamy texture, add 1 diced avocado
  • For a sweeter version, add 1 tablespoon of honey to the dressing

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alisha templesAlisha Temples

Alisha Temples is a nutrition coach and yoga instructor who uses a mindful eating approach to instill healthy eating habits. Her work combines nutrition, yoga, meditation, and gratitude with the goal of bringing her clients as much joy through their health as possible. Alisha is a MyPlate college educator, Healthy At Every Size practitioner, and current MS in Nutrition candidate at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She can be found at alishatemplesnutrition.comInstagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.