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Black Bean Corn Salsa

Every evening Josh asks me what I want for dinner, lately my answer has been watermelon and sweet corn. I can’t get enough! We have a local produce stand by our house so I frequently send Josh down the road to pick up sweet corn for dinner. I’ve made a Grilled Sweet Corn Salad, but we usually eat the ears plain with watermelon. I love simple summer suppers:) The other night I decided to mix things up and make Black Bean Corn Salsa with our fresh sweet corn.

This salsa is super easy to make. If you don’t have fresh sweet corn, you can use frozen or canned corn, but fresh corn is best. I mixed together black beans, sweet corn, green onions, garlic, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime. I love how fresh and filling this salsa is. We served it with Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips. It makes a great appetizer, side dish, healthy snack, or even dinner. We had chips and salsa with watermelon for dinner. It was the perfect summer meal.

If you are looking for an easy salsa recipe, try this Black Bean Corn Salsa. It is super simple to make and eat:) And if you are a football fan, this would be a great recipe to make for game day! I know I will be making this salsa to munch on while we cheer on our favorite team!

Black Bean Corn Salsa

Yield: Serves 6


1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 ears sweet corn, cooked and kernels removed from cob
3 green onions, sliced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 large lime
Salt and pepper, to taste
Tortilla chips, for dipping


1. In a large bowl, combine black beans, sweet corn, green onions, garlic, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. Stir and season with salt and pepper. Serve with tortilla chips.

If you like this Black Bean Corn Salsa, you might also like:

Cucumber White Bean Salsa from Baking with Basil
Peach Salsa from Two Peas and Their Pod
Mango and Black Bean Salsa from This Homemade Life
Pineapple Salsa from Two Peas and Their Pod

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53 Responses to “Black Bean Corn Salsa”

  1. You always have the best looking salsas. Yum!!

    And I contacted Lindsay/Prrr. I love your site so much. Just wanted to know you inspired me :)

    • Two Peas replied: — August 26th, 2011 @ 11:51 am

      Thanks Averie! Lindsay is the best:)

  2. Erica — August 26, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    Mmm summer perfection! I usually want cantaloupe for dinner in the summer!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 26, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    i absolutely love sweet summer fruits and veggies…corn is HIGH up on that list!

  4. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 26, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    Great idea! This look awesome.

  5. Blog is the New Black — August 26, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    Love the simplicity of this!

  6. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — August 26, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    Love this! And your homemade tortilla chips are making me want to whip up a batch of this right now!

  7. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — August 26, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    This sounds delicious. I cannot wait to try it!

  8. This looks like something my ‘chip and salsa-loving’ mom would absolutely adore. Thanks!

  9. Paula — August 26, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    I love fresh salsa. It would be a great way to use up those tomatoes and corn from the garden. I may stir up some salsa for supper tonight.

  10. Brittnee — August 26, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    My question to you Maria is how you and your husband survive on salsa, chips and watermelon for dinner? That’s like half of my husbands dinner on a weeknight.

    • Two Peas replied: — August 26th, 2011 @ 11:51 am

      We don’t have that every night:) Sometimes in the summer that is all we feel like eating though!

  11. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — August 26, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Great mix of flavor, Maria. Have a great weekend!

  12. sippitysup — August 26, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    Can’t go wrong with simple meals or with salsas either. GREG

  13. HeatherChristo — August 26, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    I love black bean salsa! Another great way to use up my fresh summer corn!

  14. Joanne — August 26, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    Forget the chips, all I need is a large bowl of this and a spoon!

  15. Bev Weidner — August 26, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    I can’t sit still, I’m so in love with this salsa!

    I might need to rest now.

  16. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — August 26, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    I love fresh salsas like this. I make one very similar but with mango. Yum!

  17. Nancy@acommunaltable — August 26, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    Ha! Thought I was the only one who could make a meal on salsa, watermelon and chips. Glad to know I am not alone!!

  18. Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook — August 26, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    Yum! This with some quac and we are in heaven.

  19. megan @ whatmegansmaking — August 26, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    I love anything that involves sweet corn! Looks great :)

  20. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 27, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    We love black bean and corn salsa. I should really make it more often. Thanks for the reminder.

  21. CouponClippingCook — August 27, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    What a great way to use corn…it’s so simple and healthy too. Your dinner sounds exactly like what I would have for dinner. I love tortilla chips and watermelon.

  22. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — August 27, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    This is my favorite type of salsa! My roommate used to make it for me in college and I got hooked on it! YUM!

  23. Kerstin — August 27, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    Yum, looks perfect for a potluck!

  24. Tres Delicious — August 28, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    Thanks Maria. You got here a nice salsa and it must taste so good as well which is always expected from you.

  25. Jackie — August 28, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    Yum… This sounds and looks delicious. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I am sure the hubby will love it as well.

  26. susan — August 28, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    I could just eat this for dinner and be perfectly happy!

  27. grace — August 29, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    this has everything i want in a side dish–tasty work. :)

  28. Jeanette — August 29, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

    Love black bean corn salsa – we make a similar one in our house and have been enjoying it all summer long. Sometimes I add avocado if I have one on hand. Wishing you a healthy and comfortable rest of the pregnancy, can’t believe it’s almost time :).

  29. I make this as often as possible! We love it!
    Gorgeous photos, Maria!

  30. Dana — August 31, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    Gotta love a pregnant lady and her cravings. I wonder if you even be able to look at watermelon again after this baby is born. :)

  31. Brandy — September 6, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    I just made this and OMG its awesome! I cant wait to take it to work and have my co workers try it!

  32. Shaina — September 7, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    I love salsa! I just made a corn and poblano one myself.

  33. Cookie and Kate — September 13, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    I absolutely love black bean salsa. The fresher, the better! Yum!

  34. Judy — September 23, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    Which came first, the prbelom or the solution? Luckily it doesn’t matter.

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  36. Stephanie — November 29, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    This looks fantastic! I love your blog. I just posted on a Paprika Chips recipe that would go perfectly with your salsa. Enjoy!

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  38. sarah — December 16, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    i’ve been making almost this exact dip for forever!! the only difference is that i use cumin in it for a smoky flavor, and i let it sit overnight then put the tomatoes in…..mmmmm it’s so yummy!!

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