Tuesday, June 16

Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salsa

We love salsa and pica de galla and eat both year round.  I have a favorite Honey Lime Chicken kabob that I grill during summer months and needed a new side dish to compliment the chicken.
Salsa of course came to mind, and although I make different kinds, like strawberry and peach salsa,  I decided to try a new version. 

This is way easy and super delicious!  We ended up eating nearly half of it with tortilla chips before dinner was even ready so factor that in when making this recipe.

I’m going to keep this recipe in mind for our occasional Mexican Dinner night.

Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salsa

1 can (2 cups) black beans
1 can (2 cups) yellow corn
1 can (2 cups) diced tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
½ cup freshly chopped cilantro
Dash of sea salt
Dash of lime juice (or juice of one lime)

Open can of black beans, place in strainer and rinse off excess "juice".
Place beans into a large mixing bowl.
Open can of corn and drain the liquid then place in the bowl with beans.
Open can of tomatoes, holding the lid, pour out most of the liquid then add to beans and corn.  Gently mix together.
Chop cilantro 

Dice the onion and cilantro and add to the bean mixture.
Add lime juice and a dash of salt, and then stir.

Mix together

Serve as a side dish, use as a topping for grilled meat or eat with tortilla chips.

Tips and Suggestions:

  • This recipe can be doubled.
  • Use fresh corn if possible but canned is fine too.
  • For more color use bi-colored corn or corn with green chilies.
  • I used organic diced tomatoes with green chilies, but fresh tomatoes would be divine!
  • Add diced green bell pepper
  • Add fresh minced garlic
  • Add diced avocado
  • For spicy, add diced jalapeno or add cayenne pepper.
  • No fresh cilantro on hand?  Use ¼ cup dried cilantro.
  • Any leftovers can be added to cooked rice or quinoa

My cilantro is ready to eat and soon my tomatoes and hot peppers will be ripe.  Fresh from the garden salsa is one of summer’s greatest joys.


The black bean, tomato, corn salsa was a side dish for
barbecued Honey Lime Chicken Kabobs with Strawberry salsa garnish

Other Posts:

Blueberry Lemon Jam

Lemon Ice Box Pie

Tomato Cream Cheese Sandwich


Anonymous said...

Hello there, I am so thrilled I found your web site. A friend forwarded a pin to me with this corn salsa!

Anonymous said...

Yea, so I need the recipe for that BBQed chicken and that strawberry salsa! You can't just leave the photo on the bottom of the post with food like that without sharing the recipes! Anthony

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Yikes Anthony! I will get to that one soon, the Honey Lime Chicken. It is to die for. The strawberry salsa is really easy and can be made with any fruit really. I'll post ASAP. Thanks for the interest!