Heather's Cilantro, Black Bean, and Corn Salsa
This black bean and corn salsa is a fun summer recipe that can be served on its own or with tortilla chips. It is also beautiful, so make sure you have a clear bowl to put it in.
This black bean and corn salsa is a fun summer recipe that can be served on its own or with tortilla chips. It is also beautiful, so make sure you have a clear bowl to put it in.
This is a really good salsa. I made it this past weekend and it was delicious. Things I did differently were : I used Fresh tomatoes not canned. About 2 medium ones that I chopped and took the pulp out of. I also added 2 tablespoons of TACO seasoning mix. This gave it a nice flavor. You can also substitute with cumin if you'd like. I omitted the oil and the avocado. I added about 1/4 cup of chopped jalapeno in. I let it sit over night so the flavors could marinate really well. With the leftovers I made black bean quesadillas the next day adding cheddar cheese to the tortillas. Will make again !!Read More
This is a really good salsa. I made it this past weekend and it was delicious. Things I did differently were : I used Fresh tomatoes not canned. About 2 medium ones that I chopped and took the pulp out of. I also added 2 tablespoons of TACO seasoning mix. This gave it a nice flavor. You can also substitute with cumin if you'd like. I omitted the oil and the avocado. I added about 1/4 cup of chopped jalapeno in. I let it sit over night so the flavors could marinate really well. With the leftovers I made black bean quesadillas the next day adding cheddar cheese to the tortillas. Will make again !!
Very VERY tasty! However, I cut the recipe back by half. ommited the olive oil, added the full quarter cup of lime juice, and used all the cilantro. I also found that using fresh corn right off the corn is WONDERFUL and very cost effective during the summer months.
I love black bean and corn salsa! For this recipe, I used fresh tomato instead of canned, left out the onion (I don't care for them raw) and the avocado (did'nt have one), and I added some cumin. I served it over enchiladas, but could have eaten it with a spoon (and still might, there is some left over). Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe is similar to my original corn & black bean salsa, except I used fresh tomatoes. HOWEVER, I finally wisened up and found a short cut - fresh pico de gallo from the grocery store produce section, canned corn & black beans drained. The only things you have to cut are the avocado and slice the lime in half. Cuts prep time tremendiously!
Incredible! The only thing I would probably change is to use real diced tomatoes and another avocado. The canned tomatoes were just weird. I found myself trying to avoid them. Other than that, it is a really filling dip and great for parties! It's easy, cheap, awesome, and different from the usual party dips (cheese dip, guacamole, etc.)
I really like this recipe. I've been making something similar for years. Instead of the canned tomatoes, I use fresh. Then I also add in a can of garbanzos, a teaspoon of cumin, and salt and red pepper flakes.
This was really yummy. Instead of the oil I added a little lime juice. I also used regular diced tomatoes because the Italian style was too much like a sauce.
Couldn't get canned white and yellow corn seperately, so I bought two cans of niblets and threw 'em in, also had to omit the pepper due to an allergy. This was pretty good though, a refreshing summer salsa that goes great with tortilla chips, we've even put it in tacos! Increase the amount of cilantro.
Fabulous recipe! I made it for a recent barbecue and everyone raved. It's light, fresh, and absolutely delicious. I like things a bit spicy so I added a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Thanks for sharing!
My neighbor actually told me how to make this salsa but when I forgot what some of the ingredients were, I had to search and came across this almost identical one. The only difference--and it's a major one--is that we use Red Wine Vinegar in ours. My neighbor puts in enough to make it a little on the "soupier" side (probably at least 1/2c with these ingredients). When I'm pressed for time, I usually omit the red bell pepper to save chopping time. I stopped using olive oil but I don't miss it. I also dice tomatoes unless I'm short on time and I always have minced garlic on hand anyway. Really I keep most of these ingredients on hand just to make this salsa because I can eat it by the spoon as well as with tortilla chips. Try a spoonful of this salsa with a little red wine vinegar mixed in--if you love it, throw more in the whole bowl! It does taste amazing with this added in and I don't know if anyone else has mentioned it (but I'm not going through all the reviews).
This is SOOO good. I've used as an appetizer (makes a lot) or as a side dish. Everyone raves and it's just as good two days later!
This is delicious and refreshing and a huge hit at any party setting.
This was a deliciously refreshing salsa, to which I added a tsp. of cumin, a can of garbanzo beans, a couple tsp. diced jalapeno and a defrosted package of cocktail shrimp. I left out the avocado only because I knew it would turn brown, and served chips and guacamole on the side. The fresh cilantro really made this dish outstanding in flavor! Great light meal on a 115 degree day here in Palm Springs. Will definitely make again. Thanks so much for sharing, hvoeltner!
Oh WOW! My husband and I really loved this salsa. The recipe makes enough for a party but we ate the WHOLE THING! ( Over a few days lol.) I didn't have all the ingredients so I used lemon juice instead of lime and skipped the green onions all together. We ate them with lime flavored chips. Love this recipe!
I took the advice of earlier reviewers and used fresh tomatoes (3), some chili powder and cumin (to taste), and extra lime juice (about 1/2 cup total). The salsa was simple to prepare and very delicious! It's also very festive looking- great to bring to a party.
DO NOT USE italian tomatos! It makes it taste weird! The first time I made this I used fresh, which made a world of difference. Tonight, I used italian tomatos and I felt like I was eating spaghetti salsa. Also plan on adding spices- cumin, garlic salt, cayene pepper, etc.
I could eat this with a spoon, as a matter of fact I did with crushed chips on top! I have to add the heat though, 2 diced jalapenos, 1/2 tablespoon cumin, a sprinkle of Cayenne, and an extra 1/2 of a lime.I also omitted the avocado and olive oil. DELISH!
This is a great recipe for a party to go along with tortilla chips. I did add some spices(cumin, pepper, salt, chili powder)otherise it would have been very bland which is why I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars. I omitted the onions since I had a few people who do not like raw onions. I will definitely make this again, thanks.
I made this salsa for a huge BBQ with 125 people. I used the 72 servings and had more than enough. I love love love this recipe although the red onion was a bit overpowering so next time I will reduce or omit it from the recipe. I am planning to make another big batch of it and can it so I have some in the winter, too! :)
Delicious recipe, but be warned it makes a LOT! I think we ended up with about 8 cups of salsa....and at our party of 35 people only 1 cup was eaten. We did eat some the next day just as a side dish. Fresh taste, beautiful colors, looked great on the food table.
I really combined this recipe with the recipe Summer Corn Salsa. I used one can of golden corn, one can of rotel (b/c that is what I had on hand) and one can of black beans both drained. I diced some onion (I only had white) and sprinkled with cilantro and minced garlic and a little olive oil. Tasted great!
My husband gave this rave reviews and I love it as well. However, I did make modifications for personal taste. I used 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion in place of green onion, petite diced tomatoes with chilies (don't know why you would use Italian ones), a jalapeno finely chopped, and no avocado (didn't want it turning brown and ruining the salsa). I also added a couple dashes of cumin. Make it the day before you want to it it and all of the flavors meld well together.
My Super Bowl Hit- After reading reviews, I used 1 can of original Rotel tomatoes instead of tomatoes in directions, plus 1 heaping teaspoon of Penzey's Arizona Dreaming spice blend (salt free taco seasoning). I let salsa sit overnight in the refrigerator and then I added the avocado right before serving. People ate as a salsa dip, as a side salad, and luckily for me they even enjoyed with the slow cooker chicken tortilla soup (also from this website). Will make again soon and thanks for the great recipe! Oh- Used Bush’s black beans: 1 can seasoned black beans and 1 can regular black beans. Couldn’t tell a difference but had to see, right?
This is so incredilbly yummy and so easy! I could eat it all day, everyday all summer long. This is the first thing go at all the parties. Beware because guests may fill up on this before dinner!
Great but a little too runny. Also use fresh tomatoes not canned.
Delish! Made it exactly as written, got rave reviews from party goers, and quite a few requests for the recipe.
Love it and it is addicting. Equally good scooped up on a tortilla chip, or just eat it as a salad. Also try it hot. Great hot or cold! My DH was in heaven. My only adjustment was to use fresh corn cut off the cob. I did do a quick pan fry with to corn, though I think that is optional. Next time I will use fresh tomatoes. Very refreshing.
Delicious! Great over tilapia.
Great recipe.....Remember that Italian tomatoes don't mean Italian "seasoned" tomatoes - it refers to Roma tomatoes which are less juicy and seedy.
This was excellent and a real hit when I served it to friends and family at our last gathering. I made a slight add in, which was to only use half of the Italian style diced tomatoes, and add half a can of fire roasted tomatoes. The char from the roasted tomatoes gave it a little something extra. Everyone gobbled it up, so I will be sure to make this again!
I crave this, and when i make it is my lunch every day until it is gone (which isnt long) however I do have a few tips watch the onions, i use shallots which are more mild then reg or red onions and it is still very powerful. also do not use can corn, i feel can corn never has the vibrant taste i am looking for, i use frozen sweet corn (trader joes has the best frozen corn you will ever find it will change your world), also spend the extra few minutes to cut up fresh tomatoes. and do not skip the lime juice or cilantro. I use this in quesadillas and it is amazing!
Halved the recipe and used 1 small can Rotel with chilis and one small can of "summer crisp" corn. One can of black beans instead of two. Did not add avocado, green onion or olive oil. Used all the juice of one lime. Added a little salt, pepper, cumin, and red pepper. Took one bite and said "Wow!" Everyone loved it! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
How do you figure this makes 72 servings??? As a result, the nutritional information is very inaccurate for those of us who must watch our sodium, fat and/or caloric intake.
Yum yum yum! I made this for a family BBQ and it disappeared faster than anything else! I added some jalepenos for extra kick! Thanks for the recipe!
If you are in a pinch use can use Prepared Chunky Style salsa with fresh cilantro, yellow corn, white, corn, black beans. I eliminated the oil
Awesome fresh salsa! As always, I made a few adjustments to the recipe...instead of using canned corn, I cut raw white corn strait off the husk. I also added cumin and red pepper flakes for added flavor. I made pulled pork tacos with this salsa on top and it was a big hit...it also was great on our eggs the next morning:)
This is a hit at family BBQ's
Very tasty and a party hit. I used 2 cans of yellow corn instead of white. I used a couple fresh romas because I had them. I went very light on the onion and didn't have any bell pepper. Used fresh lime juice, no olive oil, and left avocado on the side to accomodate a few guests. It was gobbled up and the next day we used leftovers to make burritos.
I just made this tonight and my husband who was "full" just had to have a bowl full of chips and salsa. I did not use avocado because I wanted it to last longer. I also added a jalapeno and used extra lime. Great recipes to start with and adjust to your taste preferences. I would half the recipes...this made quite a bit!
This is a good recipe. I did not use the olive oil because it is great without it so why add the calories and fat? I also used fresh tomatoes and added 4 seeded jalapenos, lots of cumin and a smidge of red pepper.
Very Very Good. I cut the recipe in half, I didnt really measure anything but just put things as they looked right. I used corn off the cob, uncooked. I used a roma tomato instead of a can. and I made my own chips to go with it. We also ate this on Fish Tacos. Easy Fish Tacos with Mango Pineapple. It was very good together
This is yummy! I made some changes though, just because I read the recipe, but didn't print it out, and I was going by memory, so I forgot the avacado, (which I didn't have anyway),the can of tomatoes and the red onion but not scallions...i used some fresh chopped garlic, and some dashes of hot sauce, salt and lemon and lime juices...I also omitted the oil to keep it even lower fat...this is good as soon as it's done, but even better the next day once the flavors meld together...thanks for the great recipe!
Excellent salsa. I made it the other day with a few alterations... got better after sitting in the fridge for a few days!!!
I made this to use some fresh produce I had been given. I didn't expect to enjoy it very much as I'm not a huge fan of raw tomatoes, raw onion, and cilantro. However, this was a huge hit and I even enjoyed it a lot myself! I made some changes just based on what I had, I just used yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, white onion and added a jalapeno and left out the avocado. I used lemon juice instead of lime and added the oil while I was blending a bit of jalapeno together with the lemon juice to add more of a dressing of sorts to it. It was lovely. Everyone really enjoyed it and it was very easy to put together!
This was great! Served this with tortilla scoop chips and it was very addictive. I used only one can of corn, and one can of beans. I also subbed green bell pepper for red since that what I had on hand. I did use the Italian-style tomatoes, but I didn't notice the salsa tasting Italian-ish, like other reviewers have said. It has great flavor and textures and I highly recommend!
Was okay, but nothing special.
I think this is a great alternative to traditional salsa. I can serve it at a party with chips or use it as a salad topping. Very cool and refreshing.
I made this yesterday at work and everyone loved it! Well, at least the ones that I was willing to share it with! It was so great that we ended up being kind of selfish. Great flavor, would like to add some jalapenos next time for some heat.
I served this at a party with chips and everyone loved it. I used cherry tomatoes, which were really good in there and made it a unique salsa. I also did not include avacado because I made guacamole as well. I put the leftovers in the fridge and made tostadas with them the next day.
This recipes is very good, but it really lacks something and I am having trouble figuring out what it is. I nearly doubled the lime juice, added salt and black pepper.
I made this for my Mexican Christmas Dinner and everyone loved it. The only thing i changed was I used a can of fire roasted tex mex style tomatoes and I used a bag of Birds Eye SteamFresh Corn. It turned out awesome every1 loved it*this is a family fav now*
This is great but makes a huge amount. A half batch is usually more than enough. I also add two jalapeno peppers for a little kick.
I looked this up because my aunt used to make this when we went to the beach. This is a great salad / salsa. It is healthy and refreshing. Perfect for lunch or snack. I love avocado so I added two.
Every time I make this salsa for a party, everyone LOVES it and usually wants the recipe! It's healthy, delicious, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye! This is definitely a favorite of mine to make because it's pretty inexpensive and always a crowd pleaser. I hope you enjoy it!
Wonderful dip/salsa. Many compliments when served.
Delicious! My husband and I made this together one Sunday afternoon. It was great! We added a little bit more seasoning to it...especially garlic powder! Yummy! All of our friends loved it!
I made this recipe for a party and not one person had a good thing to say about it. I used all fresh ingredients (even cut corn off the cob) and the feedback from my guests was that it was bland and lacking flavor. I would not make this again.
I took this to a party and it got rave reviews. I did not add the tomatoes, green onions, olive oil. I also didn't put the avacado in because it was going to be sitting out and it still had really great flavors.
This is so easy and very tasty. I just eyeballed items to cut in 1/2. Will def be a recipe added to favorites.
OMG! This is great! It was much better than I expected and all that I hoped for. Also very fresh and filling. We added a tablespoon of tobasco hot sauce to give it a little kick which was great and not at all over powering. This was supposed to be the appetizer but it was so good it became the main focus at dinner time. My family loved it.
Love this recipe! Crisp,fresh and loaded with colour. Make sure you coat the avacado well with the lime or lemon juice just in case there are any leftovers. This will prevent them from browning too much.
Excellent basic recipe. I used fresh tomatoes, added a jalapeno and some cumin. Also used more lime juice and no oil or avocado. Thanks, Heather!!
So much heartier than your average salsa!! Everyone loved it. Tonight we're going to try using the leftovers for quesadillas!!
Been waiting a long time to make this and I finally had a party I could take it to today. It makes a massive amount, so plan for a crowd! It's very good, although not as flavorful as I would have hoped. Everyone really enjoyed it though. Next time I'd add more garlic and onion.
I put more cilantro than the recipe calls for, and about double the avocado. I also included half a jalepeno, finely diced.
everyone went crazy over these! and said it was still good a whole week later!
AMAZING! Love this stuff! this is my requested dish at work pot lucks and get togethers. So refreshing! Never have canned corn on hand or white for that matter, so I just toss in frozen corn. Am wondering if anyone has tried freezing this? Thanks for the delicious recipe!
Loved, loved, loved it! I have been looking for a recipes for this and this is the one. The only change I made was left out the pepper and used green chiles, only used red onion and sprinkled in some sugar. Took it to a luncheon at work and there was nothing left.
We ate this up. Pretty good. Not much of a fan of an Italian corn salsa. I probably will not make this again. I would have to change the tomatoes to plain tomatoes and add some kind of mexican spice to it, like cumin or something.
This is a fantastic recipe! I have made it for several occasions and it disappears in minutes! I did make a few modifications but have made it as is also - I used frozen corn, rather than canned corn and I used fresh tomatoes in the summer instead of canned tomatoes. Hope your family enjoys this as much as mine!
This recipe remains a favorite not only in our hours but when we visit friends as well. I also use fresh tomatoes instead of canned and I buy Trader Joe's frozen corn, one bag yellow roasted, and one bag white ......it is great on it's own or with tortilla chips, can't say enough about this simple recipe
VERY good! This recipe made me the hit of the bbq party :) I thought this was going to make way too much, but it was gone in a flash! We ate it with tortilla chips, but I know it would be excellent with fish or chicken, or even just as a side dish.
This is AWESOME Salsa, the only thing I think it's lacking is a little spice so I added some of my Pampered Chef Chipotle rub and it made it perfect! I think adding a little Tabasco would work too for those of us who like a little spice. We put this over some lettuce, added some cheese and seasoned ground beef and tortilla chips for a nice taco salad. Thanks for the great recipe that I know will get much use in our kitchen.
Absolutely amazing! I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned.
not bad. not a lot of flavor
Everyone loves this salsa! Here are my modifications: I use no salt added canned corn, beans, and tomatoes, so I really do control the sodium content. I also used low-fat mayonnaise to lower the fat.
Excellent salsa! I left out the garlic and and cut the recipe in half. Was great as is! Thanks for sharing.
This is an extremely good salsa. I could eat it just from a spoon! EDIT: I absolutely adore this salsa. I make it so much. It keeps well, and it is way better the next day after all of the flavors mix together. So delicious!
Made this for a baby shower and it was a massive hit!
This was a huge hit at our Luau. I made a few modifications in that I found tomatoes in lime juice with ciliantro in one can at our local grocery store which has a lot of ethnic varieties of food and I also used 1 can of yellow and white corn mixed since I was cutting the recipe in half. It tasted great and I've been told the recipe's a keeper.
This was great. My son, who is a salsa fanatic, said it is the best salsa he's ever had.
This has to be one of the best Salsa's I have ever had. It was huge hit at our mexican themed party. I could sit and just eat the salsa by itself!
Made exactly per recipe. Not much flavor or zest. Not sure how to fix it. Have had lots of other people's similar recipes that tasted incredible. Would not repeat.
I love this stuff, it is addicting! It's good with a little bit of chili powder if you like some kick, but great as is also! Thanks for sharing this recipe cuz I've been looking for it for a while!
I don't give many 5 stars but this is a fantastic recipe. This is more of a salad vs a salsa. We served this as a salad and just added some cumin and red pepper flakes for a little kick and it was AWESOME. So refreshing and light. Try this you won't be disappointed.
I made this for a superbowl party and everyone loved it. Really good, and fresh tasting! Next time, i would add more avocado.
I made this in a pinch with little ingredients and it still tasted amazing! I had to scratch a couple ingredients and I accidentally put white beans instead of white corn and the final result was still delicious.
Not a huge fan of beans, but this is great! And healthy! I did follow some of the other reviews and added 2 packets of taco seasoning and garbanzo beans. I had tomatoes on hand, so I used them instead of canned (took me about 2 1/2 to make it the consistency I like). I also skipped the onion due to personal preference. I planned on adding jalapeno for spice but decided to add sriracha (my weakness) instead, and it took quite a bit, to get it to my spicy level, but its good. I wish I had another avocado to add, and I did add 2/3 c lime juice and a little extra olive oil. Bringing it to a work potluck tomorrow, but I don't care if no one likes it, because I have no guilt eating this very healthy snack!
Alterations: Fresh tomatoes; Fresh squeezed lime juice; Garlic pressed myself; Frozen bag super sweet corn; No olive oil; Canned black beans with jalapenos. Public Reaction: I brought this to a family get together. Everyone always makes fun of me that I can't cook but they were so impressed by this! They kept saying how good it was and that the couldn't believe that I made it! It makes a huge batch, and it was nearly gone. I left early but people insisted I leave the bowl with what little was left of the salsa.
Left out the avocado and red onion. Added only 1 T oil, added 1 tsp cumin, one tsp salt and a few good shakes of cayenne, plus a finely diced jalapeno. Will leave out the yellow corn next time. Love this!
I used a bag of thawed frozen corn instead of the canned and I omitted the avacado so it would last longer in the fridge. I also used fresh grape tomatoes, I think that they taste great all year round. Everyone loved it!
Excellent! Add cumin, salt, jalapeno, fresh tomatoes, more lime and avocado. No evoo. YUM.
Easy to make, everyone loves it & wants the recipe!!!
This is a very good recipe, sans the cans... Have made numerous versions of this and it's Always delicious, but I Alwyas use fresh corn on the cob boiled in sugar water on the stove, then cut from the cob. Also use fresh Romas instead of canned. Black beans are the only canned part I use, but rinsed as the recipe does. Only two differences I do is to use a jalapeno or two(like mine a bit spicy), and 2 favorite dry ingredients I use in Every salsa that wakes it up Immensely... Feel free to contact me here if you'd like them.. ;~> Avocados are a very nice touch as well... Very good recipe!
My family loves this recipe, it makes a good size bowl, but we still have to double it because we all love it. However, I never use the avocado or olive oil; we just like it simply without it.
Heather's Cilantro, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Haiku: "So super yummy. (I forgot avocado.) Colorful & great!" I halved the recipe, but now wish that I hadn't b/c I'm sure this is one of those salsas that just gets better over time as the flavors mingle. I didn't intend to omit the avocado; just completely spaced on buying one, but I'm sure this would be even better w/ it. It's perfect in those tortilla chip "scoops", but just as tasty gobbled w/ a spoon. Just a fantastic summery recipe that I know I'll make again.
I made this recipe for a Christmas Party. Everyone loved it. Definetely making it again!
I made this for a friends bridal shower..Everyone including me absolutely loved it..Great recipe!!