bowl of Tex Mex bean dip

Texas Caviar

  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Texas Caviar. A Tex-Mex spiced and hearty bean dip with a zip from jalapeno, garden freshness from avocado, bell pepper and sweet corn, and a tang from a light lime and balsamic vinegar dressing.



  • 2 (15-ounce) cans of beans, drained and rinsed such as pinto, black and black eyed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • 1 small red onion, small dice
  • 1 medium bell pepper (red, green, yellow or orange), small dice
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 small jalapeno, minced
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. In a large bowl, the beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion, orange pepper, avocado, jalapeno, corn and cilantro and gently stir to combine.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, cumin, kosher salt, smoked paprika, chili powder, and pepper.
  3. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the beans and vegetables and toss lightly to coat.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.


  • Drain and rinse the beans well. The extra liquid will make the dip watery and less flavorful.
  • Use the freshest produce available. The dip will be bright and garden fresh tasting.
  • Mix the dressing in a separate bowl. The ingredients for the tangy dressing to be fully combined before adding to the beans and veggies.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: chopping
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 114
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 250 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Texas caviar, bean dip

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