Makes: 16 servings

Cowboy Caviar (Bean Salsa)

This salsa is a party favorite. Using pantry items liked canned beans, corn, and tomatoes, this recipe comes together quickly and can serve a crowd.


  • 1 can kidney beans, drained (15 ounces)
  • 1 can black beans, drained (15 ouces)
  • 1 can corn, drained (15 ounces)
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (15 ounces)
  • 1 can chopped green chilies (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • limes, juiced (3 limes, optional)
  • salt (to taste, optional)
Serving Size: 1/2 cup, 1/16 of recipe
Total Fat1 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium244 mg
Total Carbohydrate17 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Total Sugars2 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin D0 mcg
Calcium33 mg
Iron2 mg
Potassium304 mg


1) Mix kidney beans, black beans, corn, tomatoes, chilies, and onion in a large bowl.

2) Add lime juice (if using) and oil, toss gently to combine. Taste. Add small amount of salt and pepper if desired. 

3) Serve by itself, with raw vegetables and/or corn chips.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Choose MyPlate, recipe/Cowboy Caviar (Bean Salsa)

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by Anonymous on Cowboy Salad
Cowboy Caviar

Loved it and everyone at the table (two of us) had three helpings and there was still enough for 4 more people. We also added a can of artichoke hearts, garbanzo beans, and red chilies vs the green in the recipe which added a bit of spice. Added pepper but left out the salt since we had with chips and that was sufficient. Definitely a keeper!!!

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