Buffalo Cowboy Caviar

Zesty Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa ever!)Bold spicy Buffalo Cowboy Caviar, a zesty dip (or side dish) for any occasion!

Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa and side dish ever!)
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What is Buffalo Cowboy Caviar?

I have lived in “cowboy country” most of my life and only recently did I hear about Cowboy Caviar.

Just last month I gave it a taste, and Boy Howdy, I am so very glad I did!

Healthy Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa and side dish ever!)

I must admit, Buffalo Cowboy Caviar has to have the most nondescript name for a recipe ever… It does not include caviar or buffalos. And there are no cowboys involved either, although cowboys could certainly make and eat it.

Confession Number 2: From the name alone, I honestly did not expect to like it at all.

After my first taste test, I was surprised and amazed. I tried it, and tried it, and kept on trying it. In fact, it turned out to be my entire dinner for the night.

Making Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa and side dish ever!)

Guilt free of course, my Buffalo Cowboy Caviar recipe is also vegan, dairy free, and gluten free. Buffalo Cowboy Caviar could easily be mistaken for a salsa, salad, dip or even a relish.

It actually could be eaten as any of the aforementioned dishes.

Skinny Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa and side dish ever!)

This Buffalo Cowboy Caviar combines fresh, colorful, diced vegetables, beans, black eyed peas, corn, and a savory buffalo hot wing seasoning. It’s a delicious collaboration perfect for scooping up with tortilla chips.

Buffalo Cowboy Caviar is so quick to throw together, and it is quite a feast for the eyes, as well as the palate.

How To: Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa and side dish ever!)

The marinade gives this recipe a twist, by adding buffalo wing sauce and dry buffalo spice blend with olive oil, lime juice, and honey.

There is no cooking involved. So on those hot summer evenings, it will be a breeze to make.

How To Make Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa and side dish ever!)

Chop some fresh veggies, open a few cans of beans, whisk up the dressing, and you are done.

Allow the Buffalo Cowboy Caviar time to marinate for about an hour, so the flavors mature.

Spicy Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa ever!)

This salad/dip holds up very well, making it a great take along for cookouts, picnics, potlucks and the like.

Store in the refrigerator for up to a week, but I doubt it will last that long!

Perfect Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa and side dish ever!)

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Spicy Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa ever!)
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Buffalo Cowboy Caviar

Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe - A spicy black bean, black eyed pea, and corn salsa that can be served as a dip or a side dish! This make-ahead recipe is tossed with a zesty buffalo vinaigrette.
Servings: 12 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Cowboy Caviar
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Potassium 512mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 12.9%
Vitamin C 30.9%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

Cowboy Caviar
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 11 ounce can corn, drained
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 large firm avocados, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup green onions, diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 large jalapenos, seeded and diced
Marinade
  • 1/4 cup cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cup lime juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo wing sauce homemade or store-bought

Instructions

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Chop all the vegetables and herbs. Place the rest of ingredients in a large salad bowl. Pour the marinade over the top, and stir gently to coat well.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: For a gluten free version, make sure you use a buffalo spice mix and buffalo sauce that indicate they are gluten free.

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3 comments on “Buffalo Cowboy Caviar

  1. Randiposted May 24, 2018 at 5:22 am Reply

    HELP, I too am puzzled as to what “Buffalo Spice Mix” is ? This is the first time I’ve ever heard of it. Would someone know what’s in it ?

    • Sommer Collierposted May 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm Reply

      Hi Randi,

      It comes in seasoning packets you can sprinkle on chicken wings. The packets look like taco seasoning packets. I’ve added a link in the recipe. :)

  2. Judyposted May 18, 2018 at 3:10 pm Reply

    One of the greatest things about this dish aside from eating it is you can switch out things you don’t like, add other things and make it your family’s dish. It is great with Scoops~flat chips don’t hold up~but I love it with saltine crackers and a spoon.