Where does the name “cowboy caviar” come from? Well, this blend of simple ingredients and mild spices is a staple in classic Tex-Mex cuisine. People classically pair this dip with fish, chicken, simple vegan rice bowls, and more. The name most likely comes from the fact that cowboys live in Texas and this is a common side dish/dip in the state. The black beans represent the “caviar” in this dish. We apologize that there isn’t a better explanation. The intense flavor combinations make up for it, though.
This recipe features black beans and corn, in addition to a tasty and fresh combination of onion, scallions, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice. Some people may enjoy eating this as a salad, but it is intended to be consumed as a dip. Figure out the way you love to eat it and let us know how you like it. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together in no time! If you feel like adding more spice, throw in a few dashes of cayenne pepper.
- 1 (14 oz.) can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (14 oz.) can corn, rinsed and drained
- 2 large tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 c red onion, diced
- 1/4 c green onion, chopped
- 1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- After prepping your veggies, add them all to a large bowl and mix well.
- Taste and adjust seasonings or add more lime juice if need be.
- If you want the flavors to intensify, refrigerate the salsa for about 30 minutes and then serve.