A party salad from the 1940s with a serious cult following, this Cowboy Caviar recipe is fun, colorful, and endlessly adaptable. Healthy black-eyed peas, vegetables, and beans bring good luck no matter when you eat them, so be sure to make a big bowl for your next barbecue or potluck.
In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sugar, white wine vinegar, chili powder, and salt.
Add tomatoes, black-eyed peas, beans, corn, red onion, and bell peppers. Stir to combine.
Stir in cilantro. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or overnight to blend flavors. Serve chilled or at room temperature.