Cowboy Caviar~Leia

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Hi there! It’s Leia from Eat It & Say Yum.

I’m excited to be back this month to share another yummy recipe with you all.

In honor of football season, and my love for appetizers, I am sharing my recipe for Cowboy Caviar.

Cowboy Caviar by Eat It and Say Yum

This dip/ salsa (whatever you want to call it) is totally delicious.

It’s full of fresh foods that don’t weigh you down like so many other party foods. I know summer is winding down, but you can still get the ingredients year round.

I love to eat this with tortilla chips, but I also use it on taco salads. I would even go as far as to put it on burgers as well.

You really can’t go wrong with this lite and healthy option, however you choose to eat it.


4 ripe avocados, diced

2-3 tomatoes- diced

2 cups frozen corn

1 can black beans- drained and rinsed

1 cam black eyed peas- drained and rinsed

2 cloves garlic- minced

1 red onion- diced

optional: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


1 Tbs sugar

2 Tbs canola oil (or vegetable oil)

2 Tbs vinegar (I use white, but you could use other kinds for a little different flavor)

juice from 1 lime

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cumin


Mix all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl add all the diced produce, drained and rinsed beans, frozen corn, and garlic. Gently stir together, then pour dressing over top and toss again. Place the bowl in the fridge for at least an hour, then serve chilled or at room temperature.

Eat with tortilla chips, on taco salad, etc. Enjoy!

Cowboy Caviar

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    September 10, 2014

    That is perfect. I have an event this weekend that I am supposed to bring an appetizer to. Maybe I’ll give this a whirl!!

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    Mandi says:
    September 14, 2014

    Stopping by from Monday Funday. I love dips and can’t wait to try this!

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    Sarah R. says:
    September 15, 2014

    Yum, yum, yum! And I bet this would be delicious in a flour tortilla for a vegetarian taco!! Thank you so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday…I hope you’ll come back later this week with your latest makes & bakes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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    September 15, 2014

    I was just thinking I needed a good recipe for cowboy caviar and here it is….thank you…pinned.

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    September 15, 2014

    This looks sooo goood! Pinning to my healthy food board. Thanks for linking to Monday Funday!

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    September 16, 2014

    Your recipe looks fabulous. Would be honored if you would stop by and share at Foodie Fridays this week. The party starts on Thursday 9 pm EST. Hope to see you there. (coming from Treasure Box Tuesday)

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    Bailley says:
    September 17, 2014

    That looks delicious. I will have to try!! Stopping by from the linkup:)

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    Natashalh says:
    September 19, 2014

    Hmmm, I wonder if this could be the dish that finally gets my husband to like corn. He likes all the other ingredients are black beans are in his top three favorite foods, so I think it’s worth a try! Visiting from the Pin Junkie link party =)

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    Diane Balch says:
    September 24, 2014

    I’ve seen this and have always wanted to make cowboy caviar. Love the name. Pinned. Thanks for bringing this by Weekend Bites.

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    September 25, 2014

    can you send me some?!? YUM! thanks so much for linking up at Creativity Unleashed last week. Pinning and featuring you tonight. Hope to see you back. xoxo

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