When unexpected guests arrive, I Love to have a quick and easy dish I can throw together and this Black Bean Salsa is always a hit.  Using canned corn, Black Beans and salsa and a few fresh ingredients, it’s easy to have the ingredients on hand to make in a pinch.  Black Bean Corn Salsa is a winner recipe!

Black Bean Salsa

 Black Bean Salsa Recipe is a crowd pleaser, it’s a hot dish but it’s not spicy although it easily can be.  And truthfully, I love to add this Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe over grilled chicken too.  WOW!  Try it, it’s delicious.

Black Bean Salsa Recipe

With my boys, we love this dip as a late night snack too.  It’s easy to throw together in just a few minutes and I find it’s devoured quickly.  But that’s why I really enjoy this recipe,  It’s a favorite which makes this Salsa Dip Recipe a win win in my book!

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Black Bean Salsa Recipe Ingredients

What’s in Black Bean Salsa?

  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 1 yellow onion (about 3/4 cup diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Can Black Beans Rinsed and Drained
  • 1/2 can of Canned Corn
  • 3/4 C chopped Tomatoes
  • 1/2 C Mild Picante Sauce
  • 1 tsp ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese (I like Jack, or any Mexican Blend)
  • 1/4 C Chopped fresh Cilantro
  • 1 T Fresh Lime Juice (I just use 1/4 of lime and squeeze into mixture)
Black Bean Salsa Recipe Skillet Ingredients

How to make Black Bean Salsa?

  1. In a skillet over medium/high heat add Oil to a hot pan and add onion and garlic and saute until onions begin to sweat and turn translucent.
  2. Add Black Beans, Corn, Diced Tomatoes, Picante Sauce, Cumin, Chili Powder and Cilantro
  3. Lower heat to medium and stir ingredients until all mixed together. Allow to simmer on medium for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Add 1 Tbs Lime Juice and stir
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese
  6. Serve with Tortilla Chips

Fun Fact

Trader Joe’s carries seasonal items like these fun Fall Leaf Corn Tortilla Chips. They are so fun and will turn any dip into a Party with these fun Fall colors and shapes. But hurry, these won’t last long!

Trader Joes Corn Tortilla Chips

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Black Bean Salsa Gluten Free?

It sure is, as long as you choose Gluten Free Corn Tortilla Chips.  It’s a wonderful Salsa Dip

Can you make Black Bean and Corn Salsa without Cilantro?

You sure can, however where the Cilantro is cooked into this salsa dip, you might find you actually like it!

Can you make Black Bean Salsa Recipe with low sodium?

This recipe is already low sodium, to reduce sodium further choose a low sodium Black Bean and use Frozen Corn.

What kind of Corn can you use in Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe?

I prefer to use a canned sweet corn.  You can also use a Shoepeg Corn, or Frozen Kernel Corn.

Can I used Canned Tomatoes?

Yes!   Of course you can.  However, fresh is always best when making Black Bean Salsa but Diced Canned tomatoes also work for this recipe.

How can I add more heat to this Black Bean Salsa Recipe?

Adding heat is a personal preference.  Adding 1 diced jalapeno pepper with the other fresh ingredients will add plenty of heat.

How many will Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe Feed?

This batch will give 4-6 people a nice appetizer serving.  It’s also plenty to add to 6 grilled chicken breasts too.

Black Bean Corn Salsa

The next time you have guests, surprise them with Black Bean Salsa and watch their reactions. I promise they will be thrilled.  I personally love the fresh tomatoes with sautéed onions, garlic, and spices with corn and black beans. 

Black Bean Salsa Recipe

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Black Bean Salsa

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Black Bean and Corn Salsa

So make sure to let me know how your guests react when you make this Dip Recipe for them! I can’t wait to hear from you!

Black Bean and Corn Salsa
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Black Bean and Corn Salsa

You've heard of Cowboy Caviar, take this Black Bean and Corn Salsa to the next level and heat it up! It's not spicy hot, although it can be, fresh off the campfire skillet and you will be sure do dip your favorite chips into this Easy Black Bean Salsa Recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Black Bean Salsa, Cowboy Salsa
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 198kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Yellow Onion Diced
  • 1 Tbs Garlic
  • 1 Can Black Beans Rinsed and Drained
  • 1 Can Corn Canned or Frozen
  • 3/4 Cup Tomato Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Salsa
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro
  • 1/2 Cup Mexican Blend Cheese Grated
  • 1 Tbs Lime Juice

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium/high heat add Oil to a hot pan and add onion and garlic and saute until onions begin to sweat and turn translucent.
  • Add Black Beans, Corn, Diced Tomatoes, Picante Sauce, Cumin, Chili Powder and Cilantro
  • Lower heat to medium and stir ingredients until all mixed together. Allow to simmer on medium for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add 1 Tbs Lime Juice and stir
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese
  • Serve with Tortilla Chips

Notes

Service with Sour Cream, Additional Cheese, Avocado Slices

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg
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