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Cowboy Caviar

This is an easy and healthy summer recipe. There are a lot of versions of this recipe. We like this one because its super easy and delicious.

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 can black eyed peas – rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans – rinsed and drained
  • 1 can super sweet white corn – (11 oz. can) we use Green Giant
  • 1 jar (16 oz.) On the Border Salsa (medium) or 4 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Combine all ingredients except avocado. Chill in fridge before serving (but not necessary) and serve with tortilla chips. Add avocado right before serving.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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