This yummy southern favorite is made with black beans instead of black-eyed peas. Serve with savory tortilla chips as a great party appetizer or serve on soft tacos with grilled or sauteed shrimp.

This fresh and zesty concoction also works well with grilled meats, fish, on top of a tasty burger or by itself with a cold beer.

It’s one of my favorite summer sides, but however, you decide to serve this summer delight, you can’t go wrong!

Texas Caviar with Black Beans

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Category: Recipes

Cuisine: American

Servings: 20

Texas Caviar


  • 2-15 oz. cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-15 oz can of whole kernel corn
  • 2 tennis ball size tomatoes finely diced
  • 4 scallions, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, red or yellow diced
  • 1 cucumber, skin on, diced
  • 2 stalks celery finely diced
  • 1 large or 2 medium avocados diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp chopped cilantro, as you prefer
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 tsp Lemon Pepper
  • 1 tsp salt(optional)


  1. mix together in a steel bowl and chill, overnight is best. Add the avocado immediately before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Texas Caviar with Black Beans


Amount Per Serving
Calories 102.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.8 2.8%
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 0
Sodium 467.9 19.5%
Total Carbohydrate 17 5.7%
Dietary Fiber 5.6 22.4%
Protein 5.1
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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