In its greatest comeback ever, this dip is making its name known to the world! Do you want to know what I love about this new trend? It is SO versatile! Do you like mango? Add it in! What about chickpeas instead of black beans? Go for it! Whatever you do, don't miss out on The BEST Redneck (aka Cowboy, Hillbilly) Caviar Dip Recipe around!
- Black beans - Canned black beans (drained) work just fine.
- Corn - I keep frozen corn on hand ALWAYS just for this dip!
- Green bell pepper - Fresh, medium-sized
- Tomato - Roma tomatoes work best in this dip
- Green onion - Did you know you can grow these in your kitchen? Stick the leftovers in a mason jar with a little water next to your kitche window.
- Lime - I only recommend fresh limes for this recipe.
- Cilantro - Fresh cilantro is best!
- Avocado - I prefer the Haas variety. Make sure it is ripe (soft to the touch and dark brown in color)
Note: Refer to the recipe card below for exact quantities.
Step One: Rinse and Drain
Open both cans of beans and measure out 1 ½ cups of frozen corn. Rinse beans and corn in a colander, then set them aside to drain.
Step Two: Prepare Vegetables
Wash all produce. Dice tomatoes, green bell pepper, green onion, and cilantro and add them to a bowl. Squeeze lime juice on top and add salt and pepper.
Step Three: Mix and Chill
Add beans and corn to the mix and give it a good stir. Add extra virgin olive oil and stir again. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (longer is better).
Step Four: Serve
To serve, scoop out a generous portion and add freshly sliced avocado. This dip is best served with tortilla chips.
- Beans - Try different types of beans in this dip (garbanzo beans, white beans, blackeyed peas, etc.)
- Add-ins - Add some spices, like a little cayenne or chipotle if you like the heat. You could also try different fruits, like grilled pineapple, peaches, or mango.
- Other uses - So many! Add it to some vegetarian quesadillas, toss it on top of your nachos, add a scoop to your avocado toast, or put a spoonful or two in an omelet.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
This dish is not freezer friendly.
If adding avocado, only serve what you will be able to eat right away. Save the remaining dip without avocado. It makes a great meal prep!
This dip has more flavor when refrigerated overnight.
Have leftover ingredients?
- Redneck (Cowboy) caviar makes a great topping for Sheet Pan Nachos
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Roma tomatoes are not as juicy. They are firm in texture and will add fresh tomato flavor without diluting your dip.
Refrigerating tomatoes will extend their shelf life, but could also decrease their flavor or change their texture. If you don't want your tomatoes to go bad, wait until they are fully ripe, refrigerate for a few days, then bring them back to room temperature before slicing.
Believe it or not - yes, but only to some people. The issue comes down to genetics. If this is true for you, try cooking it before eating it. You could also try mincing it or mashing it in a mortar and pestle to release some of the soapy enzymes.
The BEST Redneck (aka Cowboy, Hillbilly) Caviar Dip Recipe
- 2 cans Black beans
- 2 ½ cups Corn frozen
- 4-5 qty Roma tomatoes
- 1 med Green bell pepper
- ¼ cup Green onion diced
- 5 qty Limes juice of
- ⅓ cup Fresh Cilantro
- ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon Salt or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper or to taste
- 1 bag Tortilla Chips (for serving)
- Open both cans of beans and scoop out 1 ½ cups of frozen corn. Rinse beans and corn in a colander, and then set them aside to drain.
- Wash all produce and dice all vegetables. Leave out the avocado until ready to eat.
- Add all ingredients (except for the avocado) into a mixing bowl and give it a good stir.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- To serve, scoop out a generous portion and add freshly sliced avocado. This dip is best served with tortilla chips.
- Wash hands and create a clean work area.
- Rinse fresh produce thoroughly.
- Do not use the same cutting board or utensils on cooked food or produce, that previously touched raw meat or seafood.
- Do not leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods.