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Redneck Caviar Recipe (with Red Wine Vinegar)

This Redneck Caviar recipe is healthy, fresh, flavorful. It’s the best appetizer to serve at potlucks, backyard parties, and year-round occasions! It’s a delicious blend of black beans, black eyed peas, tomatoes, peppers, and more! Grab this easy redneck caviar recipe with redneck vinegar dressing below…

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This easy redneck caviar recipe with red wine vinegar (also known as cowboy caviar, southern caviar, hillbilly caviar and sometimes Carolina caviar) comes together in a matter of minutes and tastes so fresh and flavorful! Trust me, you’ll keep going back for seconds of this easy dip!

I consider this redneck caviar up there with spinach dip (or this caprese dip) in popularity! It’s always gone in a FLASH and the recipe makes a LOT! The textures and flavors of the beans, peppers, tomatoes, and seasonings is fresh and tasty!

Redneck Caviar Recipe Snapshot

EASE: Dump it in and mix it up.. SO Easy!
PROS: Healthy, can serve outdoors, delicious
CONS: None!

Redneck Caviar with Red Wine Vinegar

What really takes this Redneck Caviar recipe over the top and what I consider to be the secret of this easy dip is the red wine vinegar dressing! It’s super simple and adds a zesty twist to the fresh ingredients! Don’t skip the red wine vinegar, ya’ll!

redneck caviar with red wine vinegar dressing

Another reason I love this redneck caviar with red wine vinegar is because you NEVER have to turn an oven on to make it! It’s perfect for taking to outdoor parties, potlucks, beach trips, or on a boat because you don’t have to worry about the heat like you do with most mayonnaise or sour cream based dips.

easy redneck caviar recipe with tortilla chips

Redneck Caviar Ingredients

  • Black Beans & Black-Eyed Peas: Grab these in cans and be sure to rinse and drain before dumping in!
  • Corn: Use fresh or canned!
  • Red Onion: Be sure onion is diced finely.
  • Bell Peppers: You can use any variety (mix and match) of red, yellow, orange or green bell peppers. Chop finely.
  • Roma Tomatoes: You can substitute cherry tomatoes, just be sure to pat dry and dice. In a hurry? Use a can of Rotel tomatoes, be sure to drain excess juice first.
  • Cilantro: Fresh cilantro makes everything better!
  • Jalapeno Peppers: Leave the jalapeno out if you are serving kids or don’t like spice. Add more if you do! Just be sure to dice finely! No one wants a huge hunk of jalapeno!
  • Avocado: Totally optional but add right before serving to avoid browning.

Red Wine Vinegar Dressing Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar: It is the secret to this zesty flavor!
  • Garlic
  • Sugar: This cuts the heat and helps bring the flavors together!
  • Salt & Pepper: to taste!
  • Paprika: Use sweet or smoked paprika!
  • Chili Powder
  • Fresh Lime Juice: I like to add an extra twist of a lime wedge over top before serving!
Redneck Caviar Red Wine Vinegar Recipe

How to Serve Redneck Caviar?

My favorite way to serve this delicious redneck caviar is in a large bowl with lots of tortilla chips! Watch it magically disappear, it’s so good! It’s also a great recipe to serve with kettle chips, pita chips, and more.

Use leftovers as a dip or even add it to salads, omelettes, tacos, etc! There are so many tasty uses for this easy recipe!

How long does Redneck Caviar last?

Store leftover redneck caviar in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. In fact, I think it tastes even better the next day because all the flavors have time to come together and marinate a bit more. DELISH!

Redneck Caviar Recipe with Red Wine Vinegar

This simple dip recipe is full of flavor from the bell peppers, beans, black eyed peas, fresh lime juice, garlic, onion, and more! It’s a colorful and healthy dip that’s perfect for tailgates, game nights, backyard barbecues and more!

Want more Party Dips? Try out more of my faves!

I hope you love this redneck caviar as much as my family! If you make it, I’d LOVE for you to leave a rate in the recipe below! Thank you!

Redneck Caviar Recipe with Red Wine Vinegar

Redneck Caviar with Red Wine Vinegar

Author: Courtney
A zesty and fresh blend of black beans, black eyed peas, tomato, onion and bell peppers! This redneck caviar with a zesty red wine vinegar dressing is always a hit!
4.60 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 98 kcal


  • 1 15 ounce can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15 ounce can Black Eyed Peas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15 ounce can Corn ((or about 1 1/2 cups fresh corn))
  • 3/4 cup red onion (diced (about 1/2 a red onion))
  • 1 red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 1 orange, yellow or green bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 1 cup cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes (seeded and diced, pat dry)
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded and finely diced)
  • 1 avocado (chopped (optional))

For the Red Wine Vinegar Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice


  • In a large bowl, combine black beans, black eyed peas, corn, red onion, bell peppers, cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapeno.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for red wine vinegar dressing: olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, sugar, sea salt, black pepper, paprika, chili powder and fresh lime juice.
  • Pour red wine vinegar dressing over redneck caviar and stir to coat well. If using avocado, carefully stir it in.
  • Garnish Options: extra chopped cilantro, green onions, chives. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
Keyword cowboy caviar, red wine vinegar dressing, redneck caviar
Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 104mgPotassium: 179mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 618IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious taste from head to toe. The flavors were equal part delicious and nutritious. Grandma couldn’t put down her spoon (which is really saying something, she can barely lift it).

    Nothing but good things to say about this recipe. How do you say “hell yeah” in French?

  2. I plan on using this recipe I’m a Appetizer throw down event my company is having. We are a retirement community in Scottsdale Az…. wish me luck

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