Black Bean Corn Salsa

I really love salsa. Like really really. And this is a fun party dip to bring to your next potluck or family gathering. It’s larger than my other salsa recipes, but can be cut in half for a smaller family size.

I made a series of recipes for a cooking class at my full-time event planning/directing job. We made recipe cards and stations of about 3-4 people for each station. It was maybe one of the most entertaining classes I’ve ever coordinated…too many people not following instructions, adding too much spice, and generally being very dangerous and wild. But that’s what you get with a group of staffers at a University. It was our “spring break” fun activities for having to work during the holiday and also a little break from the students. Honestly, one of the most difficult weeks for the Director of Executive Events who has to plan the Staff Week. But it was a great experience and I’m so grateful for my time and experiences there. The other recipes are linked below!

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black bean corn salsa

Ingredients for Salsa

  • black beans
  • cooked corn
  • bell pepper, chopped
  • red onion, chopped
  • tomatoes, chopped
  • jalapeno, minced and deseeded
  • cup cilantro, chopped
  • lime

How to make Black Bean Corn Salsa

1. Drain and rinse beans and corn.

2. Add all ingredients into a bowl and stir.

3. Top off fajitas, fish tacos, or enjoy with chips!

Other Recipes to Try

Disclaimer: This recipe is traditional to a cultural that I am not a member of, but respect. This is in no way 100% authentic, but instead an interpretation from a recipe I respect and want to pay homage to. If I have used another recipe to influence that, I will list it. Most of the time, I use basics of the recipe from a person, multiple websites, or sometimes from a store-bought product. I’ll try to list very specifically where inspiration or base recipes came from. Also, if I am messing something up, please send me an email to call me up to the issue so we can have a conversation about this. I appreciate having an open and honest community here. Thank you for your support.

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black bean corn salsa

Black Bean Corn Salsa

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Wilens


  • 15 oz black beans cooked
  • 15 oz corn cooked
  • 1 yellow bell pepper deseeded and chopped finely
  • 2/3 cup red onion chopped finely
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes chopped finely
  • 1/2 jalapeno minced and deseeded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 1-2 tsp fajita seasoning


  • Drain and rinse beans and corn.
  • Add all ingredients into a bowl and stir.
  • Top off fajitas, fish tacos, or enjoy with chips!


– Canned or fresh: Corn and beans, either is great for this recipe.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 918IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg
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