a large white serving bowl filled with pinto beans, black beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, and onion, tossed with a lime vinaigrette

Cowboy caviar with tomatoes

Points® value
Total Time
20 min
20 min
Also known as Texas caviar, cowboy caviar is a combo of beans and crunchy vegetables in a tart vinaigrette-style dressing. It most often includes black-eyed peas, but we make ours with black and pinto beans. Enjoy it as a dip with tortilla chips, a salsa over grilled chicken or fish (or spooned into tacos), or a side salad. It keeps well for a couple of days, so it’s a great make-ahead option.


Fresh lime juice

¼ cup(s)

Olive oil

2 Tbsp

Red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp


1 tsp

Kosher salt

1 tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp


1 clove(s), grated

Canned black beans

1½ cup(s), rinsed and drained (1 [15-oz] can)

Canned pinto beans

1½ cup(s), rinsed and drained (1 [15-oz) can

Uncooked corn

1½ cup(s)

Grape tomatoes

1 cup(s), chopped

Red onion

½ cup(s), chopped, finely chopped


½ cup(s), chopped

Jalapeño pepper

2 medium, seeded if desired, minced

Orange bell pepper

1 medium, or red bell pepper, diced


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, black pepper, and garlic. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeños, and bell pepper; toss well to combine.
  2. Serving size: about ¾ cup