I’m pretty sure there’s about 50 different names for this so-called Fiesta Dip. But, we’re just going to keep it Texas and call it Cowboy Caviar.

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I made this dip for a Christmas party a couple of weeks ago (the same party graced by my Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies), and it was a huge hit!

Cowboy Caviar | Fit is Chic

This dip is easy to make, and it’s pretty. Especially in a beautiful serving bowl.

The ingredient list is simple; for the dip, and the dressing.

Cowboy Caviar | Fit is Chic

The recipe calls for canned black beans, and canned black-eyed peas. I chose reduced sodium options for both; and neither of them were seasoned. I’d rather season it myself. 🙂 (Plus, who needs the extra salt bloat during the holidays?!)

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Drain the beans, add the beans to your serving bowl, add your freshly-chopped veggies, and then make your dressing.

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Pour the dressing all over, mix it all together, and bask in your health-food glory.

Cowboy Caviar | Fit is Chic

You can refrigerate this dip until you’re ready to serve.

Remember to wait to add the chopped avocado until just before serving! 

I served this dip with Beanitos; they’re my favorite. Plus, it just ups the health factor one more notch. 😉

Cowboy Caviar | Fit is Chic

Cowboy Caviar

  • Servings: About 20
  • Time: 20 min
  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

    • 1 (15 oz.) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained well (You can use seasoned or unseasoned.)
    • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained well (You can use seasoned or unseasoned.)
    • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
    • 3 green onions, chopped
    • 1 fresh jalapeño, chopped
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
    • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
    • Chips for serving (I used Beanitos.)

Dressing:

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 1/2 lime, juiced
    • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
    • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine black-eyed peas, beans, bell peppers, green onions, jalapeño, tomatoes, and cilantro in a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, white wine vinegar, lime juice, Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper. Pour over bean mixture. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Just before serving, add avocado and gently stir to combine. Serve with chips.

*Recipe adapted from Valerie’s Kitchen.

Have you tried this dip before? Can you spot the “veggie” I purposely left out? 🙂

If you’re not a huge black-eyed peas fan, this is a sneaky way to get your New Year’s luck! This dip is so fresh and yummy, you won’t even notice the peas. I promise.

Cowboy Caviar | Fit is Chic

Stay fit, friends! Xo

Love, Mattie Claire


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