California Caviar is our West Coast interpretation of Texas Caviar, the classic bean salsa traditionally eaten with tortilla chips. Texas Caviar is usually made with smoky black eyed peas, but we use black beans and edamame. Creamy diced avocado adds richness to the dish. Trader Joe’s flavorful Corn and Chile Tomato-less Salsa add texture and a sweet-spicy punch of flavor.

This easy recipe is from our Trader Joe’s Vegetarian cookbook.


  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (9-oz) pkg shelled edamame
  • 1 (13.75-oz) jar Corn and Chile Tomato-less Salsa
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a medium serving bowl or platter.


Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves 8