Texas Caviar with Shrimp for a Summer Potluck or Movie Night

This Texas Caviar (a.k.a. Cowboy Caviar) is loaded with black-eyed peas, black beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapeno, avocado, and more. We put a twist on it by adding cooked shrimp!

Toss it with a tangy lime dressing for a healthy and easy dip, salad, or side dish that everyone will love.  You can make it in advance in just 30 minutes!


For the Texas Caviar: Black eye peas Black beans Yellow corn Red onion Tomatoes Jalapeno Bell peppers Green onions Avocado Shrimp

Let's Make Texas Caviar 

For the dip/salad: In a large mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients for the Texas caviar dip, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

Step 1

Chill the avocado (whole and unpeeled) for at least one hour. Take off the pit and slice to add to the salad right before serving to prevent turning brown!

Step 2

If you want, add cooked shrimp. Or heat a dash of oil in a no-stick skillet over medium heat, season the shrimp with salt and pepper, and sauté until just becomes pinkish.

Step 3

For the cowboy caviar dressing: In another bowl or Mason jar, whisk in/shake well all the ingredients for the dressing. Refrigerate covered.

Step 4

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