Appetizers Sides

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

A completely addicting and super-easy corn salsa packed with fresh veggies and a little zing!

Happy Monday, everyone. With Cinco de Mayo coming up this weekend I wanted to share one of my favorite Mexican-themed recipes! It has corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, red pepper, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice for zing. It’s fresh, healthy, and hard to stop eating. As with most of my recipes, it really easy to throw together — mix it up in a bowl and you’re done!

There are a couple of ways you can eat this  —  either as shown as a salsa, or you can scoop it onto flour or corn tortillas with some sour cream and maybe avocado for veggie tacos! Since the recipe makes a large-sized bowl, and it will save well for a couple of days and you can do both!

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword black beans, corn, salsa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 10


  • 4 ears shucked corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste


  1. 1) Drop the corn in a pot of unsalted boiling water. Cover the pot and return it to a boil. Cook the corn for 3-5 minutes or until tender. When cooled, cut the corn off the cob.

  2. 3) Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Stir. Taste and add more salt, pepper, and cayenne as needed.

  3. 3) Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour or up to a day before enjoying. I find its flavor is best after an hour or so.

Recipe Notes

This can be made up to a day ahead. This is a very flexible recipe, so you can sub ingredients and spices in and out according to your tastes. Sometimes I add chopped avocado, or take out the tomato and add chopped mango. 

Bon Appétit!
xx — BB

2 comments on “Corn & Black Bean Salsa

  1. Leslie Starr

    Yum!! Definitely making this.Thanks for the recipe!

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