Black Bean and Corn Salsa – Perfect summer snack!

This Black Bean and Corn Salsa is a favorite “go to” dish when I need to make/take something pronto.  It’s a perfect side to anything grilled or along the Mexican theme.  The longer it sits in the frig, the better it tastes.  I try to keep the ingredients on hand so that if we need a quick dip, I can open, dump, season, and serve.  It’s fast, easy, and delicious – just the way I like it!  Hope you like it too.


Black Bean and Corn Salsa

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (shoe peg is recommended – but I just use the regular yellow kernel corn)
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes (these are chopped tomatoes with green chilies)
  • Chopped onion (to taste – I use about 1/2 cup.  Sweet onion is best, but even green onions work)
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic powder to taste. 
  • Cilantro – if you like it
  • [If you need to stretch this, add 1 can of diced tomatoes, and another can of corn]

    Mix all ingredients.  Store in airtight container.  If possible, make hours before you need to serve it.  If not, it’s still delicious… and it will be even better the next day.

    Serve with tortilla chips as a dip, or alone as a side dish.

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  1. Hey Jennifer. This is Jimmy. James’ friend from Horn Lake High School. I have tried the Easy Chili recipe several times and it has been a great hit and as the title says….easy!!!! I got rid of my Facebook page and had forgotten your website name, but finally figured it out and just always meant to tell you I had tried this and other recipe’s. My wife and I love it as do all our friends. Thanks for all you do and for being a God loving lady. May God bless you in all you and your family do. Jimmy

  2. Thanks! Can't wait to try it.

  3. i'll just use canned chile's for the extra or maybe fresh jalapeno's!! hhmmmm……

  4. i think i will try this, but with fresh tomatoes!!! and extra cilantro and we LOVE it!!! thnx for a great recipe!! 🙂

  5. This recipe looks great! I also really like your new background. I think I need to change mine again too. I've been posting so little I sometimes wonder if I should just close it but I so enjoy reading other's blogs and 'meeting' new people:-) Have a blessed day!

  6. I love this recipe!
    It looks like a wonderful dip for chips.
    Thanks for sharing!


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