An all-time eat on the go snack, Black Bean Corn Salsa is both healthy and hearty! It has the goodness of black beans along with corn, red onion, red pepper, diced tomato, olive oil, and more. This salsa recipe is great to serve with tortilla chips. So, here’s how to make a large bowl of this homemade tasty, super easy corn and black bean salsa recipe under 30 minutes.
Mexican, it is one of those cuisines that are very popular in India along with Asian and Italian cuisine.
You will find many restaurants in India offering Mexican Cuisine with a wide variety of dishes on their menu.
Even I enjoy eating Mexican in restaurants, but what I enjoy more is making it at home, especially when it comes to starters or appetizers.
My house parties or get-togethers always have Nachos or Tortilla Chips, as they are loved by everyone from adults to kids.
And to make it even more interesting, I serve a variety of dips and salsa along with these Chips.
This time I gave my regular Tomato Salsa a break and made this super healthy and yummy Black Bean Corn Salsa.
To my surprise, everyone just loved the new variation of my Salsa and the questions about the recipe started pouring in.
It is very easy to make and hardly takes 30 minutes of your kitchen time.
And thus, I thought to share this amazing recipe with you, so that next time you eat Nachos or Tortilla Chips, do make this Black Bean and Corn Salsa too.
You can also snack on this whenever the hunger strikes, or just to munch with your weekend drink.
About This Recipe
Black Bean and Corn Salsa is a yummy and super simple Mexican side dish that is made with the combination of black beans, corn, tomato, red onion, coriander leaves, mango, jalapeno, capsicum, red bell pepper, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper.
If you don’t have one or two ingredients from this, don’t worry, this Salsa still tastes good.
The most important ingredient of this dip is the black beans that are drained and rinsed.
But, tropical staples mango, avocado, pineapple, and corn are also added to it for better flavors.
You can serve this salsa along with Nachos, Tortilla Chips, Crackers, or any other chips of your choice.
You can also add it to your Tacos, Burritos, etc for that extra flavor and nutrition.
- Black beans are great for heart health.
- They contain a good amount of fiber, vitamin B6, potassium.
- Moreover, they also decrease the amount of cholesterol in our body, leading to reduce the risk of heart ailments.
Essentially, I must say that black beans are more wholesome and filling.
Therefore, even a small portion of Black Bean Salsa satiates you in no time.
So, your diet stays in check, ladies! Plus, you just need to mix up ingredients in a bowl to make it. No extra drama!
Talking about the taste of this dip – it is amazing. It has just the right spice, tang and zing to turn even your dullest day into something exciting.
Hence, do have a quick look at the recipe to make Black Bean Salsa and tell me how it turned out, okay?
To make this salsa you can use either fresh corn or frozen ones.
I like to use fresh kernels as they are easily available in India. Just boil the kernels until they are soft and good to eat.
You can also boil the kernels in some broth to enhance the flavor.
If fresh corn is not available or you are short on time, use drained and rinsed canned corn kernels to make this salsa.
I used canned black beans to make this salsa.
Make sure to rinse them well before adding them.
You can also cook black beans at home is you with using my Instant Pot Black Beans recipe.
Since mangoes were in season, I added a few. They go very well in this salsa. You can also try adding kiwi, pineapple, persimmons, etc.
Bell Peppers gives a nice crunch and I highly recommend adding them.
Now make a simple dressing using lemon juice, salt, and pepper and add it in the salsa.
You can also make an Italian dressing for this salsa too.
With Italian Dressing – Make an Italian dressing with EVOO, red wine vinegar, honey, lemon juice, dried mixed herbs, salt, and pepper and pour it over the salsa. You can also add some grated parmesan cheese to the salsa.
With Balsamic Vinegar – Try replacing half of the lemon juice with Balsamic Vinegar. It gives a very earthy taste to the salsa.
With Avocado – Avocado pairs very well with the beans and corn and makes for a great addition in this salsa. So if you have a good ripe avocado, do try adding it in this recipe.
Sweet Black Bean and Corn Salsa – Make a sweet and tangy version of this salsa by adding 2 tbsp sugar in it. Trust me you will love the taste.
With Rotel – Swipe the chopped tomatoes with drained 1 can (10 oz each) of Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies. It gives a very different taste to the salsa.
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Step by Step Recipe
Add all the ingredients in a bowl.
Mix everything together.
Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe
- 1 can Black Bean (drained and rinsed)
- 1/2 cup Mango (Chopped, Optional)
- 1 cup Boiled Corn Kernels
- 2 tbsp Pickled jalapeno (Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Capsicum (Diced)
- 1/4 cup Red Bell pepper (Diced)
- 1/4 cup Red Onion (Diced)
- 1/4 cup Tomato (Diced)
- 2 tbsp Cilantro (Chopped)
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
- Add all the ingredients in bowl and mix well.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate the salsa for 30 minutes.
- Serve with nachos or chips.