Cowboy Caviar + Save-A-Lot Giveaway!

This Cowboy Caviar with it’s black eyed peas and avocado chunks makes the perfect appetizer!

This Cowboy Caviar with it's black eyed peas and avocado chunks makes the perfect appetizer!

I’m happy to be working with Save-a-Lot to talk to you about how easy it is to throw a game day party without breaking the bank!  Thank you for supporting the brands that make Wine & Glue possible.

You guys know this about me . . . I’m only in on this football thing for the food.

Give me all the game day food.

Buuuuuuuuuut, have you guys ever been hosting a party and you head to the grocery store and you get to check out and you are standing there thinking to yourself, “I can’t believe I’m spending THAT much money for a football party.”  And then you sort of question all of your life choices.

This Cowboy Caviar with it's black eyed peas and avocado chunks makes the perfect appetizer!

So I’m totally thinking that we both need to have recipes on hand that we can make for tailgating and game day that don’t make us question all of our life choices.  And the first one for sure needs to be this Cowboy Caviar.  I got all of the ingredients for it at Save-A-Lot.  Their produce is totally amazing, and even better, totally budget friendly.  Plus they have a great selection of paper goods, perfect for a tailgating party or any party.

This Cowboy Caviar with it's black eyed peas and avocado chunks makes the perfect appetizer!

How amazing do those apples and strawberries look?  I hate going to the store and you pick up their strawberries and they are totally rotten on the bottom and you just paid like $4 for rotten strawberries.  These from Save-A-Lot were inexpensive and they were all perfect and delicious.  We love putting out fruit when we have people over to watch a football game because it’s snacking for the kids that I feel really good about.

This Cowboy Caviar with it's black eyed peas and avocado chunks makes the perfect appetizer!

And look at how gorgeous and perfect this avocado for the Cowboy Caviar is.  I made sure to buy extra so I could also make my guacamole and my avocado salsa. When you are making this dip, you want to make sure to buy an avocado that is firm so it will hold it’s shape but not so firm that it’s hard to eat and doesn’t have that avocado butteriness that makes life so good.

The other major parts of this recipe are canned black eyed peas and canned corn which makes it a super affordable recipe for a party.  And it is the best combos of tastes that you could ever think of.  The dressing is perfect, and everything is so fresh and delicious.  It uses an apple cider vinegar that gives it this amazing tang. I can’t get enough of this recipe every single time I make it. It’s crazy addictive and crazy good.

This Cowboy Caviar with it's black eyed peas and avocado chunks makes the perfect appetizer!


Between now and October 9th, I am going to be giving away a $50 gift card to Save-A-Lot!  Just leave me a comment below telling me your favorite budget friendly game day eats!  You must be 18 or older to enter and live in the United States.  Good luck!

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Cowboy Caviar


  • 2 TBSPs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsps hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsps extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 ripe (but firm) avocado, diced
  • 1 15 ounce can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 11 ounce can corn, drained
  • 1/4 red onion, diced small
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, hot sauce, and olive oil. Stir in the garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Stir in the remainder of the ingredients, taste, and add more salt and pepper as needed.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.

If you are looking for more great gameday food to make . . .

This Buffalo Chicken Dip looks absolutely amazing and like a must make for game day.

Your party guests would love this Classic Stromboli.

And these Chipotle Chicken Taquitos are only FIVE ingredients!

Spinach Dip

Italian Pinwheels

Italian Pesto Sliders

This Cowboy Caviar with it's black eyed peas and avocado chunks makes the perfect appetizer!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. Pamela L Belcher says

    I love to make several dozen pork tamales for game day. I shop at Sav A Lot for the lard, corn husks and pork butt roast to make them!!

  2. Mary Beth Elderton says

    This Cowboy Caviar looks delicious. One of our favorite healthy budget dishes is a play on this recipe—Black Bean Dip. Black beans, red onion, colorful peppers, avocado, garlic, olive oil, lime juice. Serve with warmed tortilla chips.

  3. says

    My family loves a Mexican dip made with refried beans (first layer), salsa (2nd layer), avocado smashed with lime juice, cilantro, salt, pepper and garlic powder (3rd layer), diced roma tomatoes (4th layer), chopped green onion (5th layer), sour cream mixed with taco seasoning (6th layer), and the final layer is chopped black olives. Usually I buy tortilla chips to eat this with. The tortilla chips with lime really hit the spot. I love Save-a-Lot’s produce and meat departments. They usually offer the best prices in our area.

  4. elizabeth miller says

    Our favorite, budget friendly, game day eats are nachos. This, right along with buffalo chicken dips are a great hit.

  5. Melanie Nalepa says

    I always serve Save-A-Lot salt & vinegar chips and their ranch dip from the refrigerated section… they are both the best!!

  6. Barbara Bradford says

    I don’t like to miss the awesome commercials, so I drag out all the crockpots. meatballs with chili sauce and grape jelly in one, little cocktail wieners in BBQ sauce in another. And the smell of pork roast cooked overnight with a can of root beer poured over the pork roast laid on a bed of onions, shredded just before everyone gets here. I serve the shredded pork naked on buns, and let everyone choose there favorite BBQ sauce. I always make the salads the day before and round out everything with good old-fashioned sheet cakes in several favorites. Chocolate goes first, then the peanut butter one next.

  7. Nancy Loring says

    I love cooking kielbasa and then adding BBQ sauce and a little grape jelly and it makes some awesome sweet and sour kielbasa. This is usually the first thing to go on game day.

  8. Nancy Loring says

    I like making sweet and sour kielbasa. After I cook the kielbasa I add BBQ sauce and a little grape jelly . This is always the first to go on game day.

  9. Gina M says

    That dip looks amazing! One of my favorites is a simple cut veggie tray with homemade sour cream based ranch dip.

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  10. Janice R. says

    I like making homemade veggie pizza which saves us some money instead of buying from a restaurant and it’s healthier and fun to make.
    I also like chips and different homemade dips.

  11. Helen says

    The Italian pesto sliders look delicious. We usually make homemade nachos with all the extras cheese, sour cream salsa and even jalapenos.

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