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Uptown Cowboy Caviar  Recipe

Uptown Cowboy Caviar

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"Colorful, delicious bean salsa."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    2 hrs 25 mins


  1. Combine the black beans, black-eyed peas, pinto beans, shoepeg corn, celery, cilantro, red and yellow bell peppers, green onion, pimento peppers, jalapeno pepper, and garlic in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Bring the rice vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, and black pepper to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. All to cool to room temperature, then pour over the bean mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Drain before serving.
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Mar 27, 2013

This is my new go-to party dish. The only change I make is that in exchange for the pinto beans (pintos aren't my favorite) I add another can of either black beans or black-eyed peas. Every party I have served this at, it gets rave reviews and people want the recipe. I also love the left overs the next day for a healthy lunch.

Sep 21, 2011

We make this salad often in our home. Fast to make. We use whatever beans we have on hand, (try anything, even used garbanzos) use either red or green onion (prefer red cause it's crunchy). Like to use 2 ears of fresh corn roasted on the grill for a couple of minutes on each side or boiled for a few minutes, but in a pinch have used frozen and always use roasted red peppers b/c we don't care for the jarred pimento. We also use agave instead of sugar and don't need to cook the dressing, just mix it all in one bowl and refrigerate to "marry" flavors. I might go easier on the dressing depending on the amount of beans I'm using, but judge for yourself. Great side recipe to have on hand. But refrigerate at least an hour. Great to take to picnics also.

Dec 31, 2011

I took this to work needing a vagan option that even the non-vegan co-workers would eat. It was a big hit by all parties. This will be a keeper recipe.

Oct 01, 2012

After frantically searching the house for my own black bean salsa recipe and not being able to find it, I made this one. Very good. I made the dressing as written but decided to not use it because of how much oil was in it. I made it again using just the rice vinegar and sugar. a HUGE hit at the party. I loved the pinto beans in it because it gave the salsa a softer texture than my original recipe that used only black beans. Really good, thanks so much for posting:)

Jan 01, 2012

Great bean salsa! I made this for New Years!

May 02, 2012

This is really good, but definitely need to cut down on the olive oil, 1/2 cup is way tooo much. Also, its good without the salt and pepper.

Oct 28, 2013

I made this recipe as written. I don't find it helpful to give a recipe a 5-star rating when you change too many of the ingredients. The only thing I did not like about this was the homemade dressing. It was just too sweet for my taste. I prefer the versions that have a little more tangy flavor. With some tweaking on the dressing it would be better. The vegetable and bean combination was nice and it was a very pretty dish. I was surprised that I would like the pinto beans. Never saw Cowboy Caviar with anything other than black beans and black eyed peas. I did think it was a bit too much corn. Would probably use a cup of frozen corn next time.

Feb 24, 2012

This was really delicious! I used about 2T of olive oil (max). I used slightly less than 1/3 of a cup of sugar too. My whole family enjoyed it. Thanks for a great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 6.8 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 710 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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