October 04, 2021

Texas Caviar with Baked Tortilla Chips

Texas Caviar (also known as black bean salad) is loaded with black beans, rainbow bell peppers, corn, tomatoes, onions and more for the best appetizer and is served with homemade baked tortilla chips!Texas Caviar with Baked Tortilla Chips

I'm so excited to share the recipe with you that I am most known for: Texas Caviar. It is also known as black bean salad and in this case, can be called rainbow black bean salad. I decided to take it to the next level and make homemade baked tortilla chips to go with it and yes, that was a wonderful decision! This black bean salad can be enjoyed an an appetizer with chips, eaten as a salad on its own or put into tacos or on nachos. So many great ways to enjoy it!

Texas Caviar

When I say that I am most known for making this Texas caviar, I mean that once, I served it at a party and after that, everyone asked me to bring it to every party I went to. I have brought it to at least 15 different potluck parties and often serve it at parties that I host. It is really easy and delicious.

Cowboy caviar

I recommend making it at least an hour before you plan to eat it so that the flavors can blend together. If you are making it the night before you are going to eat it, don't add the dressing yet until a few hours before you're going to enjoy it.

Texas Caviar Ingredients

  • Bell peppers- in this case, I used 4 colors of bell peppers to make it super pretty but you certainly do not have to. At least one would be great.
  • Low-sodium black beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Frozen corn
  • Lime juice
  • Vinegar
  • Neutral flavored oil like corn oil or canola oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder

Chip with texas caviar

Baked Tortilla Chips

The baked tortilla chips are crazy easy to make! Just cut small to medium sized corn tortillas into about 8 triangles per tortilla. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the corn tortillas well with olive oil spray and then place on a baking sheet where the pieces are spread out. Sprinkle with garlic powder and bake for 7 minutes, flip the tortillas and then bake for about 7 minutes or until crispy. 

bowl of black bean salad

My family is obsessed with eating canned beans in a variety of ways, especially black beans and garbanzo beans. Seriously, they are some of my kid's favorite foods. I love them because they are loaded with protein, fiber and iron. Beans are awesome for digestion and can help prevent cancer. Plus, in this black bean salad, they are so delicious.

Black bean salad with tortilla chips

I always go for a low-sodium or a no-added salt variety of beans. When you rinse the beans, you are also reducing the sodium. Canned beans are affordable. When I buy them, I buy a case of 12 at a time because they are so affordable and make a great pantry staple. Visit www.cannedbeans.org to learn more about why beans are an awesome addition to your diet.

Texas Caviar with Baked Tortilla Chips

Yield: serves 8-10 

Texas Caviar with Baked Tortilla Chips

Texas Caviar (also known as black bean salad) is loaded with black beans, rainbow bell peppers, corn, tomatoes, onions and more for the best appetizer and is served with homemade baked tortilla chips!

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 20 mins


  • Baked Tortilla Chips
  • 8 medium sized corn tortillas
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Texas Caviar
  • 1 can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil (canola oil or corn oil)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the tortillas into 8 triangles per tortilla. Spread the triangles out on 2 large baking sheets. Spray well with nonstick spray. Sprinkle with garlic powder and bake for 7 minutes per side flipping halfway through until chips are crispy.
  2. Drain and rinse canned beans. Mix together the beans, peppers, onion, tomatoes, corn, oil, vinegar, lime juice, garlic and chili powder and salt. 
  3. Enjoy with the chips- it tastes best if you let the flavors marinate for about an hour.

Check out more Mexican-inspired recipes

Vegetarian Taco Bar

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Mexican Egg Scramble

Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Mexican Rice and Beans Skillet

Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

Pork Fajita Kebabs

Healthy Chicken Taco Bar

Carnitas Burrito Bowls

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Texas Caviar Black Bean Salad

This post is sponsored by Bush Brothers. All opinions are my own.

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