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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy caviar is a quick, refreshing dish made with beans, corn and other food bank pantry staples. It’s a tasty and simple recipe that you can make in less than 10 minutes. Perfect for summer picnics and gatherings. The crowd will love this!

Cowboy Caviar

Food Bank Items –

Canned Black Beans, Canned Corn, Black Eye Peas

Prep Time 15 mins     *     Cook Time 0 mins     *     Serves 8

Cowboy Caviar Recipe Card – Download the Recipe PDF.


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups frozen or canned corn kernels, thawed or drained
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • ¼ medium green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped pickled jalapeño peppers
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • ¾ cup chopped cilantro


  1. Mix black beans, black-eyed peas, diced tomatoes, corn, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño peppers together in a large bowl.
  2. Season with garlic salt, then pour in Italian salad dressing and add cilantro.
  3. Mix until well coated.
  4. Refrigerate until flavors have melded, at least 20 minutes or up to 3 days, before serving.


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