Black Bean & Corn Salsa in blue bowl.

Not all salsas need to be tomato-based. This black bean and corn salsa is perfect any time of the year. Grab your chips and dip!

Nutrition Tip: When black beans are paired with a grain, they become a dynamic duo that provides you with all of the essential amino acids of a complete protein. You could go the traditional route by mixing beans and rice, or try something new by whipping up black bean brownies!

Black Bean and Corn Salsa is a healthy and delicious Mexican dip. It can be used as a side dish for many Mexican dishes and is packed with nutrients. Try serving it as a dip with quinoa or queso fresco for a delicious and healthy Mexican treat. You can also make your own gluten-free burrito bowls by mixing the black bean and corn salsa with cilantro and cumin.

Close up of corn on the cob

Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe

If you’re looking for a healthy, delicious salsa recipe that’s quick and easy to make, try black bean and corn salsa. Not only will it add fresh flavor to your next meal, but its nutritional benefits will help you live a healthier lifestyle. This recipe pairs well with Mexican-inspired dishes, such as tacos and nachos. It can also be used as a side salad or dip for tortilla chips. For an extra kick, add some diced jalapenos to the mix.

The high fiber content in black beans is good for weight loss and gut health. It also helps reverse insulin resistance. This legume is also a good source of plant-based protein. Its various fibers and starches also feed the bacteria that live in our intestines. Black beans are packed with healthy carbohydrates, fiber, and phytonutrients, which promote a healthy gut and liver. You can use canned black beans or cook them in your pressure cooker. Both methods will give you a healthy, fresh salsa.

Corn and black bean salsa with lime and cilantro

Black Bean and Corn Salsa Health Benefits

Whether you’re looking for a delicious appetizer or a tasty side dish to go with Mexican-inspired dishes, black bean and corn salsa is a great option. Not only does it taste great, but it also has many health benefits. Its high fiber content helps with weight loss and is a good source of plant-based protein. Plus, black beans contain different types of fiber and starches that feed the microbiome in your colon. They also contain beneficial phytonutrients, which help with liver cleansing.

limes on table.

It is dairy-free and low-carb. It also keeps well in the refrigerator. It can be stored for up to two days. Its colorful blend of vegetables, herbs, and spices make it a tasty option for parties, or just weeknight meals. You can add additional veggies to it as well for an even heartier dip. For example, you could add chopped tomatoes and jalapenos to the mix. To make it more of a dipping salsa, you could even throw the ingredients into a blender and pulse it until it’s the consistency you want it. 

Bottom line – this salsa is really tasty and you can eat it alone, with chips, on salads, or even on top of baked potatoes. This salsa can be made in 10 minutes or less, is full of flavor and spice, and is great for large gatherings.

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Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Trish James
Not all salsas need to be tomato based. This black bean and corn salsa is perfect any time of the year. Grab your chips and dip!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Snacks
Servings 6 servings
Calories 96 kcal


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 15.5 oz. can low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 14 oz. can no-salt-added corn, drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 small sweet onion finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped


  • Slowly whisk olive oil and lime juice in medium bowl.
  • Add black beans, corn, onion and cilantro. Stir well to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


Calories: 96kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 0.4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 57IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword appetizers, black bean, corn, healthy appetizers, salsa
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