Weight Watchers Recipes

Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar

This Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar is flavorful, colorful, and incredibly delicious!  It makes a great dip, salad, side dish, or even as a topping for fish or meat. Take to a family gathering, potluck, or BBQ!

What is Cowboy Caviar?

Cowboy caviar is a bean salad or dip made with black-eyed peas, beans, tomatoes, corn, bell peppers, onion, jalapeños, and cilantro then tossed in in a zesty dressing.

What ingredients do I need to make this Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar?

  • Black beans- rinsed and drained
  • Black eyed peas-rinsed and drained.
  • Pinto beans-rinsed and drained or you can use another can of black eyed peas.
  • Tomatoes– diced. You can use cherry, grape, Roma, or a can of rotel diced tomatoes, if you desire.  
  • Jalapeño-seeded and finely diced.
  • Corn-I like to you use sweet corn. You can use fresh, canned or thawed from frozen.
  • Red, yellow, green, or orange bell pepper– you can use a variety for color. Seeded and finely diced
  • Red onion- diced
  • Cilantro leaves– chopped. If you aren’t a cilantro fan-just omit it completely. 
  • Avocado-chopped. Optional for additional points. Be sure to add just before serving so it doesn’t go brown. 
  • Lime juice-from two limes
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • White Balsamic Vinegar – this brings a sweet and sour taste to the dressing. You could also substitute the white balsamic vinegar for regular balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar. 
  • Sugar or Monkfruit sweetener– just a pinch to balance out all the savory flavors.
  • Salt and pepper– to taste


How do I serve with Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar?

This can be served as a salad, side dish, tortilla chips, on top of tacos, on nachos, inside a burritos, or on top of fish or meat!

How do I make this Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar?

Combine drained beans, peas, corn, diced bell peppers, diced tomatoes, diced jalapeño, and diced onion, into a large bowl.

Mix together to combine. Set aside. 

Whisk dressing ingredients together in a smaller bowl, until well combined.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat. This dip can made up to 8 hours before you plan to eat it.

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