This Cowboy caviar is a delicious way to incorporate more veggies into your diet. Mixed peppers and corn help keep this recipe a seasonal summery dish that’s bright and flavorful. Instead of standard cowboy caviar dressing, I include cajun seasoning, jalapeno brine and olive oil for a punch of flavour.
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This ultimate cowboy caviar recipe is packed with vegetarian protein and fibre, creating a tasty, filling and fun dish. Instead of digging into a cheese dip that’s higher in calories and fat, you can dip veggies or chips into cowboy dip and enjoy a lighter, satisfying appetizer.
My favourite part about this recipe is the convenience and ease of creating a bowl of cowboy caviar. It only takes 10 minutes to make and the ingredients are inexpensive.
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Cowboy caviar, also known as Texas caviar, is a salsa-like dip that began in Texas (as its nickname suggests). This Tiktok dip is seasoned with a fiery, tangy vinegar dressing for added flavour.
The ingredients are simple and healthy, including various beans, corn, bell peppers, tomatoes and avocado. Many people make this chip dip to take to gatherings, as each batch can serve a large number of people. Other recipes you might like to try ; Dorito Taco Salad Recipe and Loaded Veggie Tacos
This salad was invented in the 1950s by Helen Corbitt, a well-known Neiman Marcus food director. She served this dish (originally known as “pickled black-eyed peas”) during a Christmas dinner at the country club. Pretty soon after, the dish was dubbed Texas caviar and eventually cowboy caviar as a joking comparison to authentic fish-egg caviar.
Blackbeans and Pinto Beans
Black beans and Pinto beans are both a top source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. Fibre-rich and satisfying, you’ll feeel fuller for longer while enjoying this Tiktok recipe.
Sweetcorn is one of the ingredients that helps bring a fresh, summery feel to the dish. It’s a fun way to add colour, flavour and nutrients to the salsa. If you’re short on time, (defrosted) frozen corn can also work in this recipe, and you’ll be sure its frozen at peak freshness, it’s so easy to prep and is super affordable.
Pickled jalapenos are punchy, spicy and unexpected yet perfectly fit in with the recipe. If you prefer a less spicy dish, you can instead use pickled onions.
Tortilla chips are a must-have with cowboy caviar; they add a delicious crunch and saltiness to the mixture. Alternatively, you can use other veggies such as celery for an even healthier take on this recipe.
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2. Then rinse the black beans and add to the bowl with the sweetcorn, peppers, fresh coriander and jalapenos (Image 2).
3. Mix together before making the dressing (Image 3).
4. To make the dressing, combine cajun spice, red wine vinegar and 1 tbsp of the jalapeno brine. Stir the extra virgin olive oil into the dressing until incorporated (Image 4).
5. Pour the dressing into the mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Either serve immediately with tortilla chips or pour into meal prep bowls, storing tortillas separately (Image 5).
Other fresh veggies you could add: Tomatoes, Shredded carrots, Avocado, Finely chopped cabbage and lettuce.
Other proteins you could add: Grilled chicken, Ground beef, Chopped pork, Bacon bits, Sliced eggs and Cheese crumbles (like feta)
Yes! Cowboy caviar with vinegar is one type of salad that holds up well in the fridge. If you can’t finish the whole bowl, you can keep it in the fridge for an additional 4-5 days without issue.
You can serve them on the side so each individual can add them to their plate as desired. By doing so, you’re preventing a watery, unappetizing salad with brown avocados.
Yes! Cowboy caviar with vinegar is one type of salad that holds up well in the fridge. If you can’t finish the whole bowl, you can keep it in the fridge for an additional 4-5 days without issue. Just store the tortillas separately in a sealed container to prevent sogginess/ keep them crispy.
You can! If you avoid leafy greens in cowboy caviar, you can easily freeze this dish for 2-3 months. Separate the salad into individual portions to make it easier to defrost. Then, when you’re ready to eat the salsa, leave the frozen container in the fridge overnight so it can defrost.
Make sure to keep it in airtight containers in the freezer, as this will help avoid frost.
You could add some finely chopped red onion, increase the amount of peppers and sweet corn and serve with a green side salad for a really healthy lunch or dinner.
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