Zesty Balsamic Cowboy Caviar Easy Recipe

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Looking for a unique party dip with a lot of zing? This Balsamic Cowboy Caviar easy recipe is tangy and full of yummy beans herbs and veggies! So simple yet so good! For more recipes like this see my Appetizer page.

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I fell in love with this amazingly addicting dip made by a friend of mine at a social gathering. I just had to have this zesty cowboy caviar dip recipe and immediately made it when I got home!

The key is Balsamic vinegar instead of the normal red wine vinegar you find in other cowboy caviar recipes. I could literally drink balsamic straight from the bottle, it’s so yummy! It adds a zing that tastes so different from your normal pico de gallo or other fresh salsa.

Other Variations of Cowboy Caviar:

Choose you favorite ingredient from the list and make it your own!

  • Fresh diced avocado
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Jalapeno
  • Green onion
  • 1 can of pinto beans
  • 1 can of red Beans
  • Diced red, green, or yellow peppers
  • Lemon juice
  • Minced garlic or garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Red Wine vinegar or Italian dressing instead of the balsamic vinegar
  • Make it a dish by adding rice!
  • Diced mango or pineapple

Balsamic Cowboy Caviar Easy Recipe

This is a very simple recipe that you can add in more ingredients to and it just gets better. I added black-eyed peas to this one making it more of a Cowboy Caviar version.


  • 1 can of corn drained
  • 1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of black-eyed peas drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • ⅓ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 small Jalapeno, diced and seeded (optional)


how to make cowboy caviar, black eyed pea dip
  • Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Let the dip marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour prior to serving. Enjoy!


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MAKE AHEAD: Place them in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

FREEZER: Not recommended, but may be possible. If you try it use an air tight container. Last ups to 3 months.

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Zesty Balsamic Cowboy cavair

Balsamic Cowboy Caviar

Zesty black bean, black eyed pea, veggie dip with red onions and balsamic vinegar!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 28 kcal


  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of black-eyed peas drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 small jalapeno (optional) diced and seeded


  • Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Let the dip marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour prior to serving.


We love this dip with Tostitos Multigrain Scoops. Enjoy!


Serving: 12cupCalories: 28kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 79mgSugar: 4gCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by a nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Values may vary depending on the brand of foods used.

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  1. That looks so delicious! I love Mexican food and am always trying to find new recipes so thanks!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    PS My weekly Say G’Day Saturday link up has started so please pop by if you have a moment!

  2. Stopping by from Thurs Fav Hop. Anything with balsamic has my mouth watering! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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