Best Ever Cowboy Caviar


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 15 mins
8 servings


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 (14 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (14 ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (11 ounce) can white shoepeg corn, drained

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro


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

  2. 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.


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 (per serving)

426 Calories
28g Fat
38g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 308mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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