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Cowboy Caviar – Small Batch

small cowboy caviar recipe

I found a nice recipe for Cowboy Caviar but honestly – they make SO MUCH and I really didn’t need to have so much in my fridge.  I cut the recipe here and there and it still made quite a bit – great for a couple or small gathering.

Hubby hates cilantro – so I made it optional here.  Use whatever bell pepper you have on hand, I like yellow, orange & red better than green – but green would work okay as well.  I do think that red onion is a must, a regular yellow onion would be too strong.

Small Cowboy Caviar Recipe
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1/2 Can Black Beans, Rinsed & Drained (I saved the other half for nachos)
  2. 1 C Frozen Corn, Thawed
  3. 3 Medium Tomatoes, Diced
  4. 1 Bell Pepper, Diced
  5. 1/2 Jalapeno Pepper, seeded & minced (use a whole one if you like it spicy)
  6. 1 Avocado, diced
  7. 1/2 Red Onion, diced
  8. 1/2 C Italian Dressing
  9. 1/4 C Fresh Cilantro, minced & optional
  10. 1/2 tsp cumin
  11. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  12. 1/2 tsp chili powder
  13. 1/4 tsp kosher salt (or more to taste)
  14. 1/4 tsp black pepper (or more to taste)
  1. Mix everything (including the spices & seasonings) together in a medium size bowl EXCEPT the the avocado.
  2. Once everything is mixed well, fold the diced avocado in gently
  3. Tastes better if you let it sit for a bit.
  4. Enjoy!
Adapted from 12 Tomatoes
Adapted from 12 Tomatoes
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