When it comes to the kitchen, TikTok is just a bunch of young people reinventing the wheel. Some Millennial or GenZ-er stumbled across a good ole American favorite—something you may see the Pioneer Woman whip up—and pretends they discovered the lost city of Atlantis.
But this is not necessarily a bad thing. TikTok is out here doing the Lord’s work: teaching women how to cook.
If you are unfamiliar with cowboy caviar, it does not have any actual caviar in it—which is one of the reasons has become a staple for young people. Affordable and crowd-pleasing, this hodgepodge of garden bounties is the perfect refreshing snack for any barbecue, get together, or just to have in the fridge.
The most viral cowboy caviar videos are all from one creator: Bria Lemirande. Bria posted multiple videos making the salsa that accumulated millions of views each, with her most viral production garnering over 12 millions views and nearly 2 million ‘likes’.
Bria—perhaps best known for her enthusiasm for the grocer Trader Joe’s—is a great creator to watch for basic recipes like avocado toast and cowboy caviar because she is always trying new variations of the recipes. She shows that it is okay to experiment and adjust recipes to fit your kitchen, diet, and needs. In Bria’s most viral cowboy caviar rendition (shown above) she added mango to the mix.
Due to the mango’s popularity, that is the version of cowboy caviar described below. The recipe is shown at the end of Bria’s video, full credit to her. I have just typed it out so it’s easier for y’all to access and read:)
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 1 Orange Bell Pepper
- 1 Yellow Bell Better
- 1 Green Bell Pepper
- 2 Jalapeños
- 3/4 Red Onion
- Black Olives (Bria suggests to ‘measure w/ your heart)
- Candied Jalapeños (which she sources from her uncle)
- 1 Mango (Bria also uses peaches from time to time, you can get creative)
- 1 container of Feta
- 2 Avocados
- 2 cans Black Beans
- 1 can Pinto Beans
- 2 cups Sweet Corn
- Juice of 3 Limes
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
- 3-4 tbsp Taco Seasoning
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 2-4 tbsp Spicy Honey (a staple in Bria’s kitchen)
- 3 tbsp Sugar (or more, if you’d like it sweeter)
Yes, it really is that easy.
You can tell from the amount of bell pepper alone that this recipe yields a massive amount of salsa. If you are making it for one, maybe cut it down a little…otherwise you may be eating cowboy caviar for a week.
As I noted, Bria gets creative. She has added peaches, mango, adjusted quantities for what she had on hand. If you are just getting into cooking, I highly recommend her videos.
Bria is entertaining, soft spoken, and informational. Her variations on recipes are great to help a budding cook learn to step out of their comfort zone, gain confidence, and experiment in the kitchen.
Now, y’all go make some cowboy caviar🤠