Black Bean and Corn Salsa is such a perfectly festive chunky salsa recipe that loads up your chip with a dip that makes your mouth dance! Done in minutes, you can go from prep to snack attack in about 5 minutes tops.
And the best part is when you run out of this delicious black bean salsa (cause at a party this dip is da bomb), it won’t take much time to refill the bowl for another round.
Looking for an excuse to make Mexican food this week?
- The sun is shining…or not.
- Its almost summer vacation.
- You paid your mortgage today.
- What I am saying is YOU NEED NO EXCUSE TO EAT THIS DIP!
Black Bean Salsa Grocery List
Tacos, salsa, and basically anything smothered in hot sauce and sour cream is like a gift from above. Here is a quick grocery list of what ingredients you need to have on hand to proceed with making black bean chunky salsa.
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- corn – canned and drained
- black beans – canned
- red onion – diced
- fresh tomatoes – chopped
- jalapeno – seeds removed and diced
- fresh cilantro – chopped
- olive oil
- fresh lime
- tortilla chips
How to make Black Bean Salsa
- In a large bowl combine canned drained corn, canned black beans, diced onion, tomato, chopped jalapeno and freshly chopped cilantro.
- Mix all fresh salsa ingredients super well to combine flavors.
- Stir in oil, lime juice and spices and mix fully again to make sure there are no spices over concentrated in one area…that might make for a spicy bite!
- Refrigerate black bean salsa, preferably overnight, to let flavors mingle fully but you can also serve immediately if you need to.
Are black beans the only type of beans that go well with this salsa?
You would think with the name “black bean and corn salsa” that black beans would be the only kind of beans that could go well. Couldn’t be farther from the truth! You can use any type of bean in this salsa if you have another preference.
Can I use frozen corn or fresh corn over canned?
Absolutely. You can use any prepped corn (like this pressure cooker corn on the cob) as long as its thawed and drained of an excess moisture. In fact, this recipe would go amazing with previously left over grilled corn.
Can other forms of Cilantro be used (dried, frozen, etc.)?
Fresh cilantro is part of the deal when it comes to breaking down the barrier of an OK salsa and a WOW salsa. Most stores keep fresh cilantro right in the vegetable aisles and its super cheap to get a ton. Alternatively, you can also purchase cilantro in a plant at places like Lowes and grow and chop what you need as you need it. I do this a lot in the summer.
Serve Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe with homemade tortilla chips or cut up tortillas.
More Dips to Chow Down On
Looking for more amazing salsas and dips to dig into?
Black Bean Corn Salsa
- 1 can corn - drained
- 1 can black beans - drained and rinsed
- 1 cup red onion - diced
- 2 cups fresh tomato - chopped
- 1/2 jalapeno - seeds removed and diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro - chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- tortilla chips
- In a large bowl combine drained corn, drained and rinsed black beans, diced red onion, chopped tomato, diced up jalapeno and freshly chopped cilantro.
- Mix all ingredients very well in a bowl -spatula works great for this as it doesn’t crush the veggies.
- Stir in olive oil, freshly squeezed lime juice, all spices and mix well.
- Refrigerate black bean salsa dip if you have time, preferably overnight to let flavors mingle, but you can also serve immediately.
- Dip goes amazing with homemade tortilla chips.