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Redneck Caviar [Cowboy Caviar]

Redneck Caviar, also known as Cowboy Caviar, is a delicious an hearty salsa made of black beans, black eyed peas, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Grab a chip and dip in!
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine American, Southern
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill time 6 hours
Servings 8 people
Calories 93kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 5 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 whole medium jalapeno pepper halved and seeds removed
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans drained
  • 1 15-oz. can black eyed peas drained
  • 1 15-oz. can whole kernel corn drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash cilantro and remove stems.
  • Roughly chop tomatoes, onions, garlic, and jalapeno.
  • Place the vegetables in the bowl of a food processor with the cilantro and process until the ingredients are slightly chunky. If you don't have a food processor, chop everything by hand.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the beans, black eyed peas, corn, green onions, olive oil and red wine vinegar.
  • Cover and refrigerate the dip for six hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Season the dip with salt and pepper to taste just before serving.



Store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator. Best if eaten within three days.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 475mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g