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Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa

Summer is in full swing around here (hello, one-hundred-degree weather!), and I’m looking forward to spending my evenings at cook-outs laughing with old friends, hefeweizen in hand. And since chips and salsa are a mainstay at barbecues, I thought I’d share my favorite salsa recipe with you. It’s fresh, hearty and your vegetarian friends (like me!) will love you for it.

You’ll end up with a ton of salsa, perfect for bringing to a party or enough to share for a week. I’ll admit I’m a total salsa fiend, but I think it’s delicious with chips, quesadillas, in a Mexican-style salad, and even as a topping on omelettes and breakfast tacos. I love it on everything and I hope you do, too!

Update 8 years later: I think you might like this black bean salad more!

Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan

The best black bean salsa you’ll ever eat. Lime and a little vinegar send this salsa over the top!



  • About 5 cups cooked black beans, or 3 14-ounce cans black beans (feel free to substitute a can of pinto or kidney beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 ears of corn, shucked, or 1 can of organic corn, drained
  • 6 medium Roma tomatoes, chopped (or about 30 ounces of canned chopped tomatoes, drained*)
  • 2 bunches green onions, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped. I love cilantro so I use quite a bit, about half a bunch’s worth.
  • White wine vinegar, to taste
  • Jalapeño (fresh or pickled) and or Fresno peppers (I used two of each) if you want to spice it up.
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Toss all the ingredients into a big bowl.
  2. Stir it all together and chill for several hours. The longer, the better.


  • Adapted from Rebeckah at Allrecipes.
  • You can use canned vegetables or equivalent amounts of fresh vegetables instead. It’s a flexible recipe so mix it up as you please.
  • *I am concerned about the BPA levels in canned tomato goods. Pomi and Muir Glen brands of canned tomatoes come in BPA-free containers.

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Watch the video: Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe (October 2021).