Every time I make this I get asked for the recipe. I keep it on a file in my computer so I can print and email it easily. To add heat it is also good with jalapenos. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine olive oil, vegetable oil, cider vinegar, and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil, remove from heat, and cool to room temperature.

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  • Stir pinto beans, black-eyed peas, corn, onion, celery, red bell pepper, and cilantro together in a large bowl. Pour cooled oil mixture over bean mixture and toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for 24 hours. Drain excess dressing before serving.

Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the dressing ingredients. The actual amount of the dressing consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 37.5g; fat 28.3g; sodium 415mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2015
Delicious! My family loved it! I used pinto beans, black beans, half an onion, and half a red pepper. When serving, strain the beans with a slotted spoon. You can make another batch with the remaining marinade. Terrific! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2016
Made this exactly as written except to use black beans instead of black eyed peas. The sauce is way too oily! Oily and not very tasty. Am now considering draining off the sauce somehow and replacing with some Italian dressing. There are better cowboy caviar recipes out there. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2016
Made this exactly as written except to use black beans instead of black eyed peas. The sauce is way too oily! Oily and not very tasty. Am now considering draining off the sauce somehow and replacing with some Italian dressing. There are better cowboy caviar recipes out there. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2019
I did the same thing as some of the other cooks here. I made the oil mixture, tasted it, and decided against it. All the veggies really need is salt, pepper, and a bit of cumin. There's enough liquid in the canned beans and corn, even when drained, to make a sauce. I also used chopped tomatoes and a can of green chilis to give it more flavor and kick. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2015
Delicious! My family loved it! I used pinto beans, black beans, half an onion, and half a red pepper. When serving, strain the beans with a slotted spoon. You can make another batch with the remaining marinade. Terrific! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/05/2017
I didn't care for the dressing at all so I had to throw it out (too oily and flavorless). I'm glad I didn't put it on the bean/corn mixture before tasting it. Instead I used a prepare balsamic vinegar dressing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2020
WAY too much dressing for the ingredients, and very oily. I'll be looking for a different cowboy caviar recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2015
I made this on New Year's Day as a non-traditional way to serve black-eyed peas. I followed the recipe closely but I chose to put in only 1/2 cup of onion because I don't care for the taste of raw onions. This reminds me of Three-Bean Salad and the dressing basically tasted like the liquid from sweet pickles. I boosted the Southwestern flavor by adding some cumin and some chili powder to taste. Not sure I'll make this again since the canned ingredients listed are not usually on my pantry shelf. Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2014
This is an excellent recipe except my husband isn't big on the beans so I used a can of the tiny peas drained and a can of French style green beans drained. Otherwise I followed the recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2019
Pretty good, but not my favorite "caviar" recipe on this website. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2015
A friend brought this to a weekend get away and we couldn't get enough of it. So delicious! I will definitely be making this in the future. Might make it for a family birthday party this weekend. Read More
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