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Texas Caviar Recipe

Today we’re making a delicious party recipe that everyone loves. Texas caviar is a simple veggie-based recipe that is packed with protein and hard to resist! Perfect for Weight Watchers too!

This is one of those recipes that you only have to make once until you end up with requests for it. Someone in my family always asks me to make it for our family gatherings.

I usually make it in a double to triple batch so that there’s plenty to go around. If you are making this for Weight Watchers you can serve it up with fresh veggies for dipping or you can serve it with tortilla chips!

pin showing the finished Texas caviar recipe ready to eat.

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This Texas Caviar recipe is an all-time favorite at our house. I like it because it’s easy to make, uses lots of healthy ingredients and its taste is out of this world.

I make this for potlucks, picnics, and family meals. You can use it as a dip, salad, or main dish. Yep, it’s that versatile.

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I am not sure why it’s called Texas Caviar, but it’s golden to me! Beans, avacado, corn, and cilantro, all of my favorites all rolled into one delicious recipe. YUM! Feel free to use any kind of beans you like and make the recipe your own!

Featured image showing the finished Texas caviar.

Can I prep this Texas Caviar in advance?

You can make this recipe a few days ahead of time, if you need it for an upcoming event or meal. Do not add the cilantro until right before serving. If you add avocado that will turn brown and the cilantro will wilt if stored in fridge before serving for any longer than a few hours.

But you can prep everything else in advance and just add in the last two ingredients a few minutes before heading out. You just need to give it a good stir and it’ll be ready to go.

Don’t worry you can always keep leftovers for a few days as well. The cilantro will still taste fine it will just be a little wilted. Not to worry it doesn’t impact the fresh flavors it just looks a little odd!

A close up view of the finished Texas caviar recipe ready to eat.

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this:

Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from a good skillet, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and this awesome strainer tool!

A bowl of the finished Texas caviar recipe ready to enjoy.

Ingredients needed for Texas caviar:

For this simple potluck classic, you will need just a few simple ingredients. Most of this you can keep on hand and have ready to go whenever you want to make it!

The fresh ingredients can be grabbed in a flash at the grocery store so there’s no stressing about finding special ingredients or tricky items.

You will need onion, bell pepper, green onions, jalapeños, garlic, cherry tomatoes, zesty Italian salad dressing, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, coriander, cilantro, and salt/pepper to taste!

ingredients ready to be made into Texas caviar.

How to make this easy salad recipe:

You are going to love this. Texas caviar might be the easiest recipe I’ve ever shared with you…there is only two steps…three if you want to get technical but still! Three steps and you have a delicious recipe that you can share at your next party or potluck.

ingredients in a bowl ready to be mixed.

Toss all ingredients (except cilantro) in a large bowl until well combined 

dressing added to the Texas caviar.

Cover and chill for 2 hours

salad mixed up and ready to be chilled.

Add cilantro and serve  

cilantro added and mixed again.

See what I mean!? This is one of those salad recipes that you will want to bring to all your parties and backyard BBQ’s because it’s super easy. Pair it with a bag of tortilla chips and you are good to go. Everyone will be thrilled with this one and it’s super simple to double or triple even if you have a crowd to feed!

a bowl of the finished Texas caviar ready to be shared.

What’s your go-to dish for potluck dinners?

If you are looking for more delicious recipes to try you should check out some of these other recipes! Having Weight Watchers recipes on hand that you use can use for all your meal planning and party needs is a must.

There’s no reason to deny yourself your favorites when you can have the lightened-up versions of these classics.

Try out these classic salad recipes with lightened-up ingredients to make them myWW friendly.

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a top down view of the finished recipe ready to be enjoyed.

Weight Watchers Information:

For this recipe, we’re calculating it at 12 servings. It’ll depend on how big you chop things and what the serving size ends up being but for the most part, you will be able to measure it out for meal prep or spoon it out into smaller bowls for parties, etc.

Printable Texas Caviar Recipe:

Here’s the printable version of this easy Texas caviar recipe. You won’t want to miss out on this tasty recipe that you can serve up at your next party or family gathering.

It’s easy, so delicious, and you can eat it with chips, crackers, with a spoon, or with fresh veggies for a crunchy and zero-point alternative!

Featured image showing the finished Texas caviar.

Texas Caviar Recipe

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy Texas caviar recipe is great for potlucks, parties, and more. It's a great backyard BBQ recipe!


  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fat free zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro


  1. Toss all ingredients (except cilantro) in a large bowl until well combined
  2. Cover and chill for 2 hours
  3. Add cilantro and serve
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 118Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 349mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 5g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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