Spicy Buffalo Cowboy Caviar Recipe (Best salsa ever!)
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5 from 12 votes

Buffalo Cowboy Caviar

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


For the Cowboy Caviar:

  • 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 11 ounces 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

For the Marinade:


  • Mix the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  • 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.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour. Serve cold or at room temperature.


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


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 572mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 25.8mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3.1mg