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Best-Ever Texas Caviar

Best-Ever Texas Caviar

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This is a yummy Texas caviar made with black beans and pinto beans instead of black-eyed peas. Serve with scoop-style tortilla chips as a great party appetizer.

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  • Calories:
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 564 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Mix the black beans, pinto beans, white corn, green chiles, jalapeno pepper, red and green bell peppers, red onion, and cilantro together in a large bowl.
  2. To make the dressing, stir the rice vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and garlic powder together in a pan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, and cool. Pour dressing over bean mixture, and toss to mix evenly.
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This is really good and everyone loves it! The first time I made this I left out the cilantro because one of the guests hates it, but I just made it with the cilantro and it was even better. Only change I made was to use 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 cup rice vinegar instead of the 1/2 cup rice vinegar, mainly because I really like lime.


This recipe is awesome. I changed it a little. I reduced it by half and still got a medium bowl full. I used regular vinegar vs rice vinegar and used a little more sugar to make up for the regular vinegar. My family could not get enough of it, ran out of scoop chips before I did the dip. Loved it and will make on a regular basis!


I took this recipe to a BBQ for the 4th and it received rave reviews. So many people commented that it was delicious and requested the recipe. I served it with tortilla chips, but people enjoyed scooping it up with celery, red pepper, and even used it as a condiment on their hot dogs and burgers! I cut the recipe in half after reading other reviews and it still made plenty for the crowd of 20 that were at the cookout. I did make the full amount of dressing, but reduced the amount of olive oil by 1/2 since some people said it was too oily. It came out great! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!