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 attack in about 5.
And the best part is when you run out of this delicious bean and tomato salsa (cause at a party this dip is da bomb), it wont take much time to refill the bowl for another round.
Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe
Looking for an excuse to make Mexican food this week? Here are a few:
- 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!
Tacos, salsa, and basically anything smothered in hot sauce and sour cream is like a gift from above.I mean, it would be an insult to the vegetables that grow if you didn’t eat them, you know? Dig into this dip and get a full bite of corn, cilantro, black beans, tomatoes and onions.
Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone.
Here is what you need to gather to get started:
- black beans
- red onion
- fresh tomato
- cilantro, diced
- tortilla chips
- Optional: Avocado and/or Mango
Corn and Black Bean Salsa
In a large bowl combine corn, black beans, onion, tomato, jalapeno and cilantro.
While you could opt for a freeze dried cilantro…don’t. Most stores keep fresh cilantro right in the vegetable aisles and its super cheap to get a ton.
Fresh cilantro is part of the deal when it comes to breaking down the barrier of an OK salsa and a WOW salsa.
(funny story: my husband one time brought home CULANTRO and not cilantro. I had never even heard of it before. It’s a fatter leaf so I knew something was wrong. We got a big kick out of it, used it anyway, and guess what- delicious!)
Mix all your salsa ingredients super well.
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 this recipe, preferably overnight to let flavors mingle, but you can also serve immediately if you need to.
Serve Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe with homemade tortilla chips or cut up tortillas.
Don’t forget to watch our video too!
- 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, diced
- 2 tablespoons oil
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- tortilla chips
- In a large bowl combine corn, black beans, onion, tomato, jalapeno and cilantro. Mix well.
- Stir in oil, lime juice and spices and mix well.
- Refrigerate, preferably overnight to let flavors mingle, but you can also serve immediately. Serve with chips.