Black Bean Corn Salsa

By Maria Lichty

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Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe with tortilla chips

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.

Easy Black Bean Corn Salsa

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 is an easy appetizer or snack

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Black Bean Corn Salsa

This easy black bean corn salsa is a family favorite! Serve with tortilla chips for an easy appetizer or snack!
4.67 from 3 votes


  • 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 ears sweet corn, kernels removed from cob
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 clove 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


  • 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.


Calories: 130kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 446mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 543IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 2mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  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 🙂

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

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

  8. 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.

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

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

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

  12. 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 :).

  13. 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. 🙂

    1. 5 stars
      I love this recipe. Have made several times adding cumin as an extra spice. I use banana peppers instead of jalapeños. It gives a nice kick. Who needs dinner when you have this.

  14. 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!!