Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar

Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar

This Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar is flavorful, colorful, and incredibly delicious!  It makes a great dip, salad, side dish, or even as a topping for fish or meat. Take to a family gathering, potluck, or BBQ!

PREP TIME15 minutes

TOTAL TIME15 minutes


  • 1  (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ( 15 oz.) can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ( 15 oz.) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained or you can use another can of black eyed peas
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 cups corn- fresh, canned or thawed from frozen
  • 1 and 1/2 cup red, yellow, green, or orange bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup lime juice, from two limes
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar *
  • 1/2 tsp regular sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • salt and pepper,to taste


  1. Combine drained beans, peas, corn, diced bell peppers, diced tomatoes, diced jalapeño, and diced onion, into a large bowl. Mix together to combine. Set aside.
  2. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a seperate small bowl, until well combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and fold in cilantro leaves. Stir until everything is well combined.
  4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat. This dip can made up to 8 hours before you plan to eat it.
  5. Serve as a side with chips or veggie sticks, if desired


  • You can substitute the white balsamic vinegar for regular balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar, if desired.

Introduction: Embark on a journey of culinary delight with our Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar, a vibrant and nutritious twist on the classic Tex-Mex dish. This recipe has been meticulously crafted to bring together a medley of fresh ingredients, creating a sensational salsa that is as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye. Join us as we delve into the art of preparing this Skinny Cowboy Caviar, offering a delightful harmony of flavors and textures that will elevate your appetizer game to new heights.


  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) corn kernels, drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup bell peppers (assorted colors), diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced (seeds removed for milder heat)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Baked tortilla chips (for serving)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the black beans, corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, bell peppers, cilantro, jalapeño pepper, diced avocado, and fresh pineapple.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper to create a zesty dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the vegetable mixture, ensuring all ingredients are well-coated with the flavorful dressing. Gently toss the mixture to combine.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and intensify.
  5. Before serving, give the caviar a final toss to ensure an even distribution of flavors.
  6. Serve the Skinny Cowboy Caviar in a festive bowl alongside baked tortilla chips for a delightful and health-conscious appetizer.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 120
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 4g

Weight Watchers (WW) SmartPoints: 3 per serving

Conclusion: Our Easy Skinny Cowboy Caviar is a celebration of vibrant colors, fresh ingredients, and bold flavors, offering a guilt-free indulgence for your taste buds. This nutrient-packed salsa is a testament to the joy of healthy eating without compromising on taste. At just 3 SmartPoints per serving, it’s a delightful addition to your repertoire of appetizers for gatherings or a satisfying snack that complements your wellness journey. Elevate your culinary experience with this Skinny Cowboy Caviar, perfect for bringing a burst of freshness to your table and impressing guests with a dish that marries health and flavor in perfect harmony.


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