Cowboy Caviar

The title of this recipe (on the copy that I have) is called Vegetable Bean Dip.  I've seen similar recipes called Cowboy Caviar and I think that sounds way cooler than it's former name.  I can't remember who gave me this recipe, if it was you, please let me know so I can give you credit.  It's one of those that gets made a few times a summer and reminds me of a bean salad on a scoop.  I hope you'll give it a try.


1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 Tbsp. water

3/4 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup oil

1 cup sugar

1 can Black Eyed Peas (rinsed and drained)

1 can Pinto Beans (rinsed and drained)

1 can Black Beans (rinsed and drained)

1 can Sweet Corn (drained)

1 small jar diced Pimentos (drained)

1 medium onion, diced

1 cup celery, chopped

1 medium green pepper, chopped

2 jalapeno peppers, chopped fine (remove seeds and veins)


In a small sauce pan over medium heat combine the first 6 ingredients (salt through sugar) and bring the mixture to a boil.  Boil for a minute and stir to make sure the sugar and salt are dissolved.  Remove from heat and let cool.  In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients.    Stir the cooled dressing into the bean mixture and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.  Remove the mixture with a slotted spoon into a serving dish and offer Fritos Scoops or tortilla chips as the dipper.  Enjoy!