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Cowboy Caviar: An Easy, Healthy Appetizer

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Cowboy Caviar is the perfect easy and healthy snack/appetizer that everyone will love. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • 1 can organic black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can organic corn, drained
  • 1 can organic diced tomatoes w/ green chiles, drained (or Rotel – I use an organic version that I found at Harris Teeter)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons tablespoon lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (I use pink Himalayan)
  • Pepper to taste
  • A few dashes of hot sauce to taste (I love Frank’s)
  • **Optional: 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (I add this if I have it but it’s just as good without it)


  • Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl except the extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, pepper, hot sauce and avocado, and stir to combine. Next add the extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, pepper and hot sauce and taste. Adjust seasonings accordingly. Add the avocado last and give it a final stir. It’s best to add the avocado at the end so it doesn’t get mushy when stirring. Chill in the fridge and serve with chips or on top of your favorite burrito bowl.


This easy dish is perfect to bring to a summer party or enjoy as a healthy snack at home!
Keyword Chips and Dip Recipe, Easy Appetizer, Healthy Snack