Texas Caviar

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This recipe is a surefire hit at your next dinner party!

This Texan version of the extravagant hors d’oeurve makes a brilliant appetizer that won’t break your bank! Typical Texas caviar consists of a black-eyed pea salad dressed in vinaigrette. Our recipe kicks it up a couple notches with a spectrum of crunchy, juicy veggies that pack a flavor punch.

Nutrient-rich whole foods like avocado, red onions, bell peppers, corn kernels and jalapenos are sliced, diced, and whisked together in a delectable mixture of olive oil, lime juice, and savory spices. Pair the colorful dish with some baked tortilla chips, and you’ve got a surefire hit at your next dinner party!

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Texas Caviar

Loaded with superfood ingredients, this dish is super delicious and perfect for your next gathering.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size
Course Appetizer, Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Author SkinnyMs.


Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed (about 1 lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper or cayenne (for spicier flavor)


  • 15 ounces black beans can, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 3/4 cup corn kernels completely thawed if frozen or from boiled and cooled corn cobs
  • 1/2 cup red onions diced
  • 1 red bell pepper stemmed, seeded, and diced
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños optional, more or less depending on spiciness desired, stemmed, seeded, and chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves finely chopped


  • Whisk oil, lime, salt, paprika, and pepper together.
  • Toss all of the other ingredients with the dressing.
  • Serve as a dip for baked tortilla chips or as a small salad.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 298mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords dairy-free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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