Trader Joe’s “COWBOY CAVIAR” (corn & black bean salsa)


“Corn, black bean and pepper salsa. Smoky sweet with just the right amount of kick” – Trader Joe’s

This is a must try, if you never had it. Both my wife and I really, really love this terrific salsa. We both even think it could be a pick for a TJ’s Top Ten.

“Cowboy Caviar” – You gotta love that name. “Cowboy Caviar” is a typical South Western dish made with kernels of corn, beans (black beans and/or black eyed peas) in a tomato base. Trader Joe’s Cowboy Caviar is a great version, maybe more in a salsa style with corn, black beans, red bell peppers, onions, jalapenos, lime juice and spices, with some kick to it, from chipotle chiles in adobe which give it a bit of heat plus a smoky undertone. TJ’s doesnt have the heat level rating on the jar. Call it a medium heat? This stuff is soooo good as a salsa, as a dip for chips, like the Corn Dippers, on top of tacos, on top of rice, with eggs, mixed into veggies, alongside grilled chicken, or as a little side dish…. you name it, I think it will perk it up. Its a really good pantry item to have on hand. You can put out some of this with chips or crackers and you can have something in a few seconds for unexpected guests. A jar now goes for $2.99 (13 oz)

I would buy it again.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Connie Sutherland
    Sep 06, 2022 @ 17:46:47

    I’ve looked at this a dozen times … I guess it’s time to get a jar! 😁

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  2. rita
    Sep 19, 2022 @ 18:48:06

    I am so excited to try this. I am STILL angry they discontinued the previous black bean dip, which is not a salsa, more like a spread, easier to eat on crackers. I like the texture better of a dip. I tried Sprouts, not as good, too bitter. Harry’s and David had one but had to pay as much for shipping as I did for the dip. Still not as good as TJ’s. Now ya see why I am mad? ha ha I will be sure and post after trying, good or bad.!!!

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  3. Connie Sutherland
    Sep 20, 2022 @ 12:25:15

    Now I’m mad too about the old black bean dip/spread … it sounds like something I’d have loved!

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  4. rita
    Sep 20, 2022 @ 18:27:41

    ha ha I wish I had purchased a hundred of them if I knew it was being discontinued. I would have sent you a jar!!

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