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Black Bean Salsa

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This Black Bean Salsa Recipe comes together quickly and easily with simple ingredients. It’s perfect to serve as a dip with chips or as a side dish for pot luck and cook outs.

Black bean salsa being scooped with a chip

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Cookouts are amazing and I got this recipe from a friend’s cookout about a year ago. I love this recipe because it’s delicious, it can be served as an appetizer or a side dish, and it’s one of the easiest dishes you can make to impress your friends and family.

If you’ve got a can of black beans and corn sitting at the back of your cupboard, make good use of them with this fresh and delicious salsa! It’s so quick and easy to whip up and full of bright flavors.

This recipe is perfect for when that chips n dip craving strikes, or serve it as a side with marinated air fryer salmon or use it as a topping for my fried chicken tacos.

How To Make Black Bean Salsa

  • Gather your ingredients.
Ingredeints to make the black bean salsa
  • Place everything in a large bowl.
Ingredients in a white bowl
  • Mix until combined.
  • Cover and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours and serve.
The ingredients mixed together in a white bowl

Can You Make It Ahead Of Time?

Ideally, you want to make this black bean salsa at least an hour ahead of time to really let all of those flavors meld together. It will keep well in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days. It travels really well, so it’s perfect for picnics, potlucks and cook outs.

Is it spicy?

As with all good salsas, this does have a slight kick to it, in the form of green chilis and hot sauce. It’s not overly spicy, burn your mouth off. If you prefer it milder, you can reduce the amount of green chilis added.

What do you serve it with?

Use this black bean salsa in a way you would use any salsa recipe. Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips or as an easy to throw together side dish. It’s great for topping tacos, enchiladas and chili. Or, just eat it straight out of the bowl with a spoon! That’s what I do.

Black bean salsa in a white bowl

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • This simple salsa comes alive when you use the freshest ingredients. Be sure to use fresh lime juice, not the bottled stuff and fresh cilantro and a ripe tomato.
  • Black beans work best in this recipe, but you can substitute them for other canned beans you have in your cupboard.
  • Let the salsa sit for at least one hour before serving.

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Black Bean Salsa

This black bean salsa recipe comes together quickly and easily with simple ingredients. It's perfect to serve as a dip with chips or as a side dish for pot luck and cook outs.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword black bean recipes, black bean salsa, salsa with beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 183kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can whole kernel corn drained
  • 1 4 oz can mild green chilies
  • 1 roma tomato chopped
  • ½ cup red onions chopped
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • 2 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice ½ of a medium-sized lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients into a large bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • This simple salsa comes alive when you use the freshest ingredients. Be sure to use fresh lime juice, not the bottled stuff and fresh cilantro and a ripe tomato.
  • Black beans work best in this recipe, but you can substitute them for other canned beans you have in your cupboard.
  • Let the salsa sit for at least one hour before serving.
  • Serve with tortilla chips as a dip or serve alone as a side.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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