I love this black bean and corn salsa recipe. It’s so good to eat with chips and salsa as an appetizer or as a topping for tacos or salads. This is really just like a Texas cowboy caviar. The possibilities are endless. Also, it’s perfect to whip up in no time. It’s a perfect blend of beans, corn, onion, tomatoes all mixed together with southwest spices, lime and cilantro. Read along to see how I made this Texas caviar recipe in under 10 minutes!
All You Need to Know About Texas Cowboy Caviar
so, What is Texas Caviar?
Typically, Texas Caviar or Cowboy Caviar is a light, summer salad consisting of mainly beans, and southwest style veggies. They may or may not have a dressing or seasoning mixed within them.
What to serve with texas caviar?
You typically would serve Cowboy Caviar with tortilla chips and eat it like a dip. However, it goes great on tacos and salads too!
How long does texas caviar last?
In the refrigerator, I would keep cowboy caviar stored in an airtight container. It should last around 3-4 days.
Equipment You’ll Need
When preparing to make this cowboy caviar recipe, you won’t have to pull out too many items to make it with. Mainly you’ll need a can opener, a chef’s knife, cutting board, some measuring cups, and a bowl. It’s super simple and easy, and hardly anything to clean up at the end.
Ingredients You’ll Need
The possibilities are endless when making this recipe. However, I personally like to cheat and take as many shortcuts as possible. I use mostly canned items for this recipe. You could use fresh or dried beans, but it’ll just take more time and a lot more work without changing the flavor. The rest, I just chopped up really quick.
I used a mixture of black-eyed peas and black beans. I used two 15-ounce cans.
You’ll need one 15-ounce can of whole kernel corn.
One green bell pepper.
You’ll need 1/2 of a red onion.
I like using the roma tomatoes. They are firmer with less juice and just hold up better in this recipe.
I used a taco seasoning blend. I used salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and cumin.
The lime juice freshens up the recipe and helps bind all the seasonings to the salad. Don’t skip using the lime juice!
I love cilantro. Again, the fresh chopped cilantro adds such a freshness to the recipe!
How to Make This Texas Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Open and drain the liquid off your cans of beans and corn. Add all three of them to a large bowl.
Chop your green bell pepper, half of a red onion, and tomatoes. You’ll want them in little diced pieces. Add them to the bowl as well. In a small bowl, mix together all of your spices and seasonings then add them to the bowl.
Add in your lime juice and cilantro then toss the salad well. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
- Chef's Knife
- Cutting Board
- Large Bowl
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- 1 can Black Beans
- 1 can Black-Eyed Peas
- 1 can Whole Kernel Corn
- 1 Green Bell Pepper
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 2 Roma Tomatoes
- 1/2 cup Lime Juice
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp Chili Powder
- I tsp Cumin
- 1 tbsp Fresh Cilantro
- Open and drain the liquid off your cans of beans and corn. Add all three of them to a large bowl.
- Chop your green bell pepper, half of a red onion, and tomatoes. You'll want them in little diced pieces. Add them to the bowl as well. In a small bowl, mix together all of your spices and seasonings then add them to the bowl.
- Add in your lime juice and cilantro then toss the salad well. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
How to store this cowboy caviar?I would recommend storing it covered in the refrigerator. For best results, store in an airtight container.
HOw long will this recipe stay good?I would say if stored properly, it should last around 3-4 days.
One more thing…
What did you think about this recipe for Texas caviar dip? Please let me know what you thought! I want to know. Message me here or in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!