Black Bean Salsa
This is a wonderful salsa!! It is full of black beans, corn, tomatoes, and onion. I can never make enough when I have a party!! Chill 24 hours before serving if you have time!! Serve with tortilla chips.
This is a wonderful salsa!! It is full of black beans, corn, tomatoes, and onion. I can never make enough when I have a party!! Chill 24 hours before serving if you have time!! Serve with tortilla chips.
2/26/07 - This recipe was excellent with a few modifications! I scale the recipe to 27 servings (2 cans black beans) and use a 16 oz. pkg. frozen corn, cooked. Add 1 Tbls. cumin, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8-1/4 c. chopped cilantro and 1/3 c. fresh lime juice with pulp (1-3 limes depending on size.) Make sure you drain all cans before adding to salsa. It tastes best if you let it chill for 2 days. Excellent over rice! 6/20/06 - I have made this three times already. It makes taco salad wonderful! I just can't get enough of it!Read More
I love black beans but I guess not this many black beans, I found myself wanting more corn at the end. And there really is no flavor within the recipe. I ended up adding salt, cumin, lime juice, vinegar and a little more salt! A good base but needs some sprucing up.Read More
2/26/07 - This recipe was excellent with a few modifications! I scale the recipe to 27 servings (2 cans black beans) and use a 16 oz. pkg. frozen corn, cooked. Add 1 Tbls. cumin, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8-1/4 c. chopped cilantro and 1/3 c. fresh lime juice with pulp (1-3 limes depending on size.) Make sure you drain all cans before adding to salsa. It tastes best if you let it chill for 2 days. Excellent over rice! 6/20/06 - I have made this three times already. It makes taco salad wonderful! I just can't get enough of it!
I have made a variation of this recipe and everyone loves it! I do not use the canned tomatoes, but instead use 3 tomatoes. I also omit the green pepper, but substitute jalapeno peppers (usually 2 or 3 depending on size, no seeds). I also add 4 capfuls of white balsamic vinegar and the juice of 1/2 lime and 1/2 lemon. I really recommend the fresh cilantro (1/2 cup), it adds so much!
Excellent - thanks so much for sharing! I've been looking for a guilt free black bean/corn salsa that rivals the one I get at Trader Joe's (their's has fat though). I admit there was something missing and per usual I tweek these recipes and end up with new favorites. Anyway, I realized it was vinegar, but I didn't know what kind to use. My roommate suggested cider vinegar and that did the trick perfectly! I didn't even bother with the fresh tomato because the Rotel was fine for me. We munched on this before dinner with baked corn chips. Homemade pita chips would probably be fine too. We ate so much I had to make another batch. The second batch I used the Rotel with lime and cilantro and added chilis separtely. Impossible to screw up! I too used the cilantro inside instead of as a garnish. Also added a dash of salt and pepper.
make this all the time but use lime juice,a teaspoon of olive oil, canned tomatoes with jalapenos,can of white shoepeg corn. red onion, cilantro and cumin. let rest a day
This is not a spicy salsa, but it has a lot of flavor and it makes a ton. Make sure to prepare it the night before you serve it and mix in the cilantro leaves.
I made this for a super bowl party. This was absolutely fabulous! I am saving this recipe for any places I'm taking an appetizer from now on, this is what I'm taking! couldn't be any better!
really really yummy - i wasn't too sure about this recipe, but figured other people might like it - of the four dips & spreads i made for that party this one was the best. i did change the recipe a bit - instead of canned tomatoes with jalapenos, i used regular canned tomatoes and threw in a real jalapenos, it could have stood two. and regular corn instead of mexican.
This salsa was great! I also substituted diced can tomatoes instead of fresh. I took it to work and everyone loved and asked for the recipe. I will definitley make it again!
This was easy because everything was in cans. I've had better, fresher-tasting salsa, but you can't beat the simplicity for a quick bite.
Fresh taste and full of flavor--I even used black eyed peas instead and it still turned out good
this is the best.i gave it only 4 stars cause i am adding lime juice & garlic.its delic, its easy, and a definite keeper. just great when ur in a hurry with unexpected guests, and the best thing is it makes a great side dish in a flash.thanks for sharing.
I love black beans but I guess not this many black beans, I found myself wanting more corn at the end. And there really is no flavor within the recipe. I ended up adding salt, cumin, lime juice, vinegar and a little more salt! A good base but needs some sprucing up.
Awesome recipe! We put in two cans of beans instead of one.
this is really good to have on hand when you come in from working in the heat. i use fresh tomatoes, and sweet corn, when in season, and a green pepper.
This is the best basic Black Bean Salsa . Yes, you can add, subtract and modify but just start with this. It's easy to cut down by about 1/3 for just a couple of ppl but go ahead and make the whole recipe. You can roll it in a torillia with a little grilled chicken for lunch the next day.
added some feta cheese for a nice flavor. Great, but wish it had a bit more kick..may try adding something spicy next time!
Rebeckah -- what a recipe! -- what a hit! It was extremely tasty and filling! I added extra cilantro and black beans and processed part of the mix in the food processor so it wasn't as 'crunchy' as the original recipe required. Thanks so much for sharing -- this is definately a "do-over"!
This salsa tasted great, but wasn't quite hot enough. I added a fresh diced jalapeno pepper and lots of extra cilantro. This made it a definate 5 stars!!!
It is awesome, easy to make and not too spicy! Perfect!
THIS WAS SO EASY TO MAKE AND SO DELICIOUS. I ADDED SOME RED ONION ALONG WITH THE GREEN ONIONS AND THE JUICE FROM ONE LIME. IT WAS GREAT SERVED WITH LIME FLAVORED CHIPS. MY HUSBAND LOOKED AT IT FUNNY, TASTED IT, THEN REPLIED, "THIS REALLY IS GOOD!!!".
I followed this recipe practically to a T, but I used "plain" canned corn and one of my 2 cans of diced tomatoes was plain, as well. For starters, refrigerating at least 1 night ahead of time makes a difference! And this makes a TON of salsa.. I brought this to a gathering with 5 adults and we barely put a dent in it. Good thing it makes wonderful, delicious leftovers! Will definitely keep this recipe for future use!
Dont't forget the juice of a full lime, chopped cilantro instead of green onions, cumin and cayenne. Eat with Baked tostitos scoops or on top of Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasonsed grilled chicken breasts.
Oh Yes this was a great rescipe!!! I used 1 can of black beans and 1 can of black eyed peas. It was great!!
I am so tired of making this salsa. Every time I get together with my family (3 or 4 times a year) I have a request for it. Don't really mind though since I love it too!! Follow some of the suggestions but use what I have on hand and always just as good. I might add 2 black beans and one of another small bean. Also I mix up the variety of canned tomatoes usually draining juice before adding. I might use one garlic and olive oil, one with green chiles and one plain it that is what I have. I like using the canned tomatoes instead of fresh for some reason and always get the petite diced. Also, always use the shoepeg corn and do add some fresh or dried cilantro mixed right in. Never have had this turn out bad and is always gobbled up. Even had a coworker tell me her son wanted this sent to school when the teacher requested they bring in their favorite recipe.
This was easy, and it made a TON of salsa. My guests seemed to really enjoy it. I also added the cilantro to the salsa. It seems especially great for a summer get-together.
We ate until we busted on this recipe!! I do have to say though that we switched out the Mexican-style corn with shoepeg corn and added some cumin....It was fabulous!!
Made this tonight. Didn't stick exactly to the proportions, but kind of eyeballed it. I used 3 cans diced tomato instead of 2 cans and 2 fresh because we didn't have any nice ones at a reasonable price at my store. I also used the stalk and the bulb from the green onion. We're onion freaks. My husband literally cannot stop eating it. I made more than this recipe, and it's more than half gone with just the two of us. Love it! This will become an often used recipe at our house. Thanks!
this is a great dish...you can also add other beans like black eyed peas or pinto...I added bleu cheese and italian dressing. Other fresh items I chopped up and added fresh: jaleapenos, bell pepper
I added red jalepeno peppers to make it "hotter." I work in restaurant, and this salsa is almost as good as the salsa we serve.
I made this as a dip for a Mexican Mother Day's get together. The girls liked it so much, after appetizers, they brought over to the table used it as a topping for the chimmychangas! The best part about it is that it's completely guilt-free as it contains zero fat or sugar. I did add garlic salt and mixed in a 1/4 cup of cilantro instead of just using it as a garish. I'd definitely make it again!
Very delicious and healthy recipe. I used Rotel w/green chiles to give it a little spice and chopped up one bunch of cilantro instead of using it as a garnish. Next time I will add an extra can of Rotel to balance out the tomatos and beans. Excellent salsa!
Excellent! It's important to let this chill before eating. It was great.
My family all loved this salsa! Since tomatoes aren't in season, I used 2 cans of finely chopped tomatoes along with the rotel...turned out perfect! I'd love to can this in small jars, tie a ribbon around the lid and give as gifts next Christmas!!
This was good but lacking something. I added vinegar and lime juice per other reviews, however, it needed something more. A spice of some kind. I will make again.
This is really good!! I cut the recipe in half.
So easy to make. Last minute needed an appetizer and did not have time to chill prior to serving. Added fresh lime as one post suggested. Tasted prior to adding cumin as another post suggested. Did not feel it needed another layer of flavors. Has a small kick. I could not find Mexican Style corn....Used very little cilantro- little bit goes a long way with cilantro. This is a keeper and I will be making this a lot this summer!
This is delicious and easy. My husband and I both loved snacking on it and even my 2 year old enjoyed it. We used a can of black-eyed peas for one of the black beans. I omitted the cilantro since I didn't have any and I think it was fine, but hopefully next time I'll have it! This made a healthy snack with plenty to share.
Great with tortilla chips. Also great warmed with cheese in tortilla! Even my husband, who is NOT a fan of black beans, loves it.
Yummy, yummy, yummy! I modified the recipe slighly - I added only 1 can of tomatoe/chilis and substituted the other can for salsa to add a little extra kick. I also added a generous tablespoon of chili powder. It turned out great!
You always see this for sale in the grocery store. You get like 16oz of it for like $6.00. This is delicious! I wanted to make my own for a long time, but I saw this recipe and just went for it. I added some course ground black pepper and a little salt so that it would be almost a little like a pico de gallo mix with corn and black beans. I added chopped cilantro to the mix and used it as a garnish as well. My friends loved it and I'm sure that anyone else who makes it will too! Excellent recipe! Perfect and refreshing for summer!
Delicious! Added a 4oz can of Hatch green chili's to add additional kick and flavor!
Love this! When I make it, I can't eat that much. So, I just used a can of each (beans, mexi-corn, and rotel). I used white onion and load it down the cilantro. The cilantro makes it, in my opinion. Makes a great dip but also delicious filler in tacos or burritos.
This was a hit with all of the teens at my son's high school graduation party! I left out the fresh tomatoes and it was great. Just used regular diced tomatoes and added a small can of chopped green chilies. Added at least 1/4 cup chopped cilantro.
I've made this recipe numerous times. It does make a ton, so you may want to cut it in half if you aren't having a party! The only changes I make is that I chop up the cilantro and add it to the mix and I use the cans of black beans with cumin in them. I eat it with chips, but I think I'm gonna top a taco salad with it for dinner this week. Thanks for the great recipe!
Great recipe. Here are a few tweeks I did: added some adobo sauce to taste (how much you add depends on how much you like the flavor), and I used frozen corn instead of the canned.
This was good but I added suggestions from several other readers. I only used 3 cans diced tomatoes (they weren't in season yet), 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 lime, squeezed, 1/2 small chopped onion, 2-3 tablespoons cilantro (we love it!) and cumin and salt to taste. This definitely needs to sit overnight, but it is such a FRESH salsa - YUM!
I've made this a couple of times for parties, and it's always a hit. I spice it up, usually adding fresh minced garlic and salt and ground black pepper. Last year at a company party I made it, and now this year they've requested it!!!! Good starter recipe that you can tweak until you get it where you like it.
Excellent salsa - perfect to use as a party side, a daily snack or to top on a burger! This salsa is fresh and delicious.
Flavors and textures of this salsa were extremely well received by family. Even better tasting next day. Definite keeper.
Excellent with tortilla chips! Very addictive!
I used like others cilantro, lime and garlic with my dish. I served this with guacamole, whole wheat tortillas, and shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic.
Love this salsa! It is quick to make and is good for you. I usually add quite a bit to cilantro to this dish as well as about 1 tsp. of cumin.
This is a good thing to make some burritos out of. i made this and some spanish rice and beans (and hot sauce) and froze a whole bunch. that is soo good. but my husband loved this as a side dish for our chicken quesadillas.
Can't be a faster or more fresh and delicious tasting salsa! I used 3 cans spicy tomatoes - no fresh. Added 3/4 juice of a lime and some fresh squeezed garlic (1 to 2 cloves) and fresh chopped cilantro too. Since I threw it together the day of the party, I simmered all the ingredience for awhile to help speed up the blending of the flavors (except cilantro - I didn't want it to wilt). This was wonderful to serve with the "scoops" nacho chips.
Good lord this makes enough to feed 100! Unfortunately, it wasn't all that great. The flavor was lacking AND then I added some cilantro, cumin, vinegar, and olive oil. Still just ok. I won't be making this again.
This was for a party, which was perfect because it makes lots! Its highly tweakable. I skipped the green onions and extra tomatoes. I added a can of green chiles and used plain cans of chopped tomatoes. I added lime juice, added the cilantro to the salsa (1/4c), pinch of salt, added cumin and a whole avocado. It was a big hit. Next time I would add more avocado and lime juice. Mine sat in the fridge overnight which I highly recommend. Very tasty inside fajitas!
Great recipe...I may add fresh lime juice next time for change. Instead of canned corn I used frozen white/yellow corn. Everyone loved it at the New Year's Eve party. Makes a lot but you can eat more because it's so healthy.
I made this for my daughter's 2nd birthday party and got rave reviews and many requests for the recipe. I added 2 cloves of garlic, cumin, chopped cilantro, frozen white and yellow corn and green chilies. I chilled it for a day the flavor was absolutely wonderful. I used it on salads and also grilled chicken.
I wasn't sure my family would dig it but they did! Used a can of Mexican diced tomatoes (the ones w/ jalapenos) and a 4 oz. can of green chiles. Also, I added 1 TBSP. of fresh cilantro. Cilantro is not meant to be a garnish! Chilling is a must.
I have been looking for a salsa recipe like this - so good! I made a few changes based on other's reviews. I added fresh juice from one lime and used regular canned corn. I also used all canned tomatoes (used regular because I don't like it too spicy). Be careful not to drain your tomatoes too much (I should have reserved a little extra juice). I'm looking forward to trying this with fresh tomatoes when they are in season.
An excellent base for salsa but I would add more spice to it next time to liven it up. I loved the fresh taste it had from the fresh tomatoes. I used one can of black beans and one can of tomatoes and pureed them with my hand blender to make it thicker.
MAKE THIS!!!! Didn't think that I'd like it, but wanted to take a salsa to a potluck. I tried it and really loved the flavor. I had to give out the recipe several times.
We loved this salsa. I scaled the recipe back to 10 servings and it was plenty for our family of 5. The only thing I changed was adding the juice of a lime and some minced garlic. Not very spicy which is just the way we like it.
definitely needs some spices, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic powder and most definitely some fresh lemon and lime juice. Play around with the amounts to your taste, it's not a picky recipe.
I use 1 can each black beans (rinsed and drained), corn (drained) and tomatoes with green chilis (drained). I add 1/4 vidalia onion, 1/2 green pepper, and fresh parsley, cilantro and chives. Added olive oil, vinegar and a healthy dash of goya adobo seasoning...yummy!
Tastes better than store bought brand!!!!!!!!!! big hit
Great recipe - but needed taste modifications: I added lime juice (1 squeezed lime), chili powder, cumin, black pepper and a dash of cheyenne pepper. I added cilantro straight into the salsa rather than as a garnish. Yum-malicious!
this was a great salsa and my guests loved it
Its a good starting point for a salsa, and has a great texture to it, but I wasn't impressed with the flavor of the recipe as listed. I tried lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, garlic.. you name it.. every flavor I added seemed to disappear. My next attempt may be to roast the tomatoes and perhaps some chipotle peppers & try that...
This recipe as is would only get 4 stars in my book, but with a few modifications it is definitely 5. I use all canned tomatoes, petite diced with jalapenos. I use shoepeg corn instead of mexican, then add the juice from one lime, salt and cumin. It makes such a huge amount but I have never had any leftovers. It's always a hit at the party.
This is a good base recipe. I added some vinegar and extra cilantro.
Needs lots of extra spices, but this is a good starter recipe. It makes enough to feed an army.
yummy! The only change I made was to add cumin and black pepper. I also made it the night before I served it. I honestly think that's the best way to serve it
I added some lime juice and some lemon juice but no other modifications. This salsa is WONDERFUL! We will make it again and again!!
I used regular canned corn and all regular canned tomatoes...I just add extra seasoning (including garlic and some salt!). Everyone raves and eats it all up! I love the leftovers heated up with plain rice....YUMMY!!!
I made a few changes to give it more flavor: used Ro-tel tomatoes with chilis for the canned tomatoes, added a good amount of cilantro directly to the salsa, added some garlic powder (fresh minced garlic would have been better). I let everything marinate overnight and it was delicious with corn chips.
Tasty, delicious, and healthy! Used regular canned corn because that's what I had and omitted the onions due to personal preference. This dish pairs well as a side with the Salsa Chicken Burrito Filling recipe also on this site. Next time, I'll try adding a bit of lime juice and chile powder.
I used 4 Roma Tomatoes, 1/2 diced red onion, regular corn, 1 squeezed lime, cumin, chili powder, and herb garlic seasoning with less than 1 T. of minced garlic in oil. It still needed something so I added the canned diced tomatoes. It seemed to need the juice from the canned tomatoes.
This is great. I make huge vats of this now. I add in some garlic, a little olive oil and salt. We eat it cold, heated up over tortilla chips with cheese melted on it and as a base for making chicken tortilla soup. And, it is so easy. That's the best part.
I left out the fresh tomatoes because it seemed like a little too much with the canned-I think next time I'll only use fresh. Also added jalapenos, 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar and cumin for a little extra flavoring.
good, but too many beans for me
Now that I am married I am just learning to cook - and this was such a hit at a recent party! Everyone was raving about it - not something I am used to!! The added lime and extra cilantro are definately a key - and when it sat overnight it was even better - we will be using this again and again!!
I made this salsa for a Holiday party. It makes alot!!! However it was all eaten! I ate some the next day on an omlet and also on some hamburgers! I did add some garlic but other than that wouldnt change a thing! Quick, easy and cheap to make! Will be making this great recipe again
I used a can black beans and fresh everything else. The corn was left over from grilling the night before and tomatoes from my garden. We use this as salsa on our grilled fish tacos. Be sure to chill it as it really brings out the flavor. Yum!
excellent recipe thanks for posting
This salsa was surprisingly good. I added some garlic and jalepenos to it which gave it an extra kick. I will make this again.
This is a little bland when made as-is, but I doctored it up a little bit and it's delicious! I add fresh garlic, salt, and cumin to taste, and I also chop up a lot of cilantro and mix it in instead of using it as a garnish. Sometimes I also chop up some jalapeno peppers and mix those in too. I get asked for the recipe all the time, and I'm told to bring it to work when we have food days. It's a great snack to have around the house.
I made this recipe exactly as written and it was very bland. Would be much better with additional seasoning. Definitely need to play around with it.
I love this recipe. I did add about a tablespoon or two of red wine vinegar and about a tablespoon of cumin. Came out great! I make it all the time and it gets great reviews.
Great recipe! Can't wait to make it again!
I added 1 cup apple cider vinegar and 3/4 cup sugar
I've served this recipe at a couple of gatherings,and received many rave reviews! This is a very fresh, tasty salsa with a bit of a kick. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
The flavor here is o.k. but a bit flat. For a dip, it was a bit too chunky. Something is missing from this recipe, but I can't put my finger on it. Neither did half my guests.
I've been making this recipe for a while now and it's always requested at family get-togethers. We enjoy spice, so I use the extra hot cans of ro-tel and I like to use about 2-3 teapoons of cilantro in the dip for flavor. Thanks for the great recipe!
In the last 3 years, I have made this recipe more times than I can count. There are always requests and an empty bowl at the end of the get-together. My father-in-law loves it so much he just eats it with a spoon!
Simple, healthy and delicious.