This Grilled Cowboy Caviar recipe is a flavorful, healthy appetizer that can also be served as a salad side dish. Grilled veggies are a fabulous addition!
Grilled Cowboy Caviar is an even better choice than salsa for an appetizer or snack because it is so filling. We like eating it with tortilla chips but it can also be served as a salad. I’ve shared recipes for cowboy caviar in the past but decided to try grilling the vegetables before adding them to the salad the last time I made it and I love how it turned out! Grilling the vegetables gives them a flavor boost and they are a great addition to cowboy caviar.
Cut bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions into slices. Arrange them in a grilling basket, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Brush ears of corn with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place directly on the grill grate.
Grill the vegetables over medium high heat, turning occasionally until grill marks appear, about 8 minutes or 4 minutes per side.
Allow the veggies to cool. Dice the grilled peppers and onions. Cut the grilled sweet corn off of the cob.
Put rinsed and drained black beans and blackeye peas into a bowl. Add the tomatoes, peppers, avocado, onions, cilantro, zesty Italian dressing, and garlic salt. Stir to combine.
Serve the Grilled Cowboy Caviar with tortilla chips as a chip dip or serve it as a salad side dish at a backyard barbecue.
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Khris Vroegop says
I have a question about the ingredients for the cowboy caviar….
Do you grill tomatoes and also add ungrilled Roma tomatoes? Or is this meant to mean 1 cup of tomatoes total?
Same for the onion…1/2 cup total ot 1/2 cup grilled onion and 1/2 of a purple onion in addition to the grilled onions.
Thanks for the clarification in advance!
Tonia Larson says
It is 1 cup of diced grilled tomatoes and you’ll need about 4 Roma tomatoes to make that amount. For the onion, use 1/2 cup of grilled, diced onions which is about 1/2 of a purple onion.
This Grilld Cowboy Cavier is amzingly awesome…I have made this many times now. I do share this recipe with others and to DO get credit for this awesome recipe. Yum, Yum, Yummm!