This Texas caviar recipe is delicious paired with organic tortilla chips or on top of your favorite salad…and it’s ridiculously easy to make. Oh-snap! Plant-based and protein-packed, it might just become your new go-to vegan snack. Did you know that this easy bean salad is also commonly referred to as Cowboy caviar.
What is Texas Caviar?
Texas Caviar was first created in 1940 by Helen Corbitt; a New Yorker turned Texan. She was an extraordinary chef and cookbook author. The key ingredient for this bean salad is black-eyed peas. Depending on the recipe developer and chef, the other ingredients vary from recipe to recipe. That being said, cowboy caviar commonly includes black beans, onion, tomato, bell pepper, corn, cilantro, and more! Texas caviar is a deliciously cooling bean salad that can be enjoyed on its own, as a dip, or on top of your favorite salad or entrée.
How to Make Cowboy Caviar
This vegan bean salad is so easy to make! I usually use dried beans that I cook ahead of time, but canned beans work great too. Prepare all the veggies including red onion, sweet corn, avocado, cilantro, green onion, and tomatoes. Add the black beans and black-eyed peas, prepared veggies, and remaining ingredients into a large bowl and stir thoroughly. That’s it. It’s that simple.
Cowboy caviar should be kept in an airtight container.
This easy bean salad can be kept in the fridge for 3-5 days. This recipe calls for avocado though, so if you do plan on storing it for more than two days then I would keep the avocado separate and just add a bit to each serving as you go.
Yes! Canned beans are a great option. If using canned beans I recommend rinsing them thoroughly first.
We hope you LOVE this easy bean salad recipe! It’s:
& Protein packed!
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