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Black Bean and Corn Salsa

This easy Black Bean and Corn Salsa is the perfect appetizer for summer entertaining! The fresh ingredients are vibrant, colorful, and rich in flavor. Scoop this up with your favorite tortilla chips and you’re ready for a snack worthy of its own fiesta!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword black bean and corn salsa, black bean corn salsa, corn salsa, corn salsa recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 76kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced (tops and whites)
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn fresh, frozen, or canned about 2 ears of fresh corn
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced (about 1 teaspoon minced)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Dice the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, jalapeno, and green onions, and place them in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
    ½ cup diced red bell pepper, ½ cup diced green bell pepper, 1 jalapeno, 3 green onions, 15 ounce can black beans, 1 cup corn, 3 tablespoons cilantro, 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1 garlic clove, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, to allow flavors to marry.
  • Serve with tortilla or corn chips.


Add extra flavor to this corn salsa recipe with grilled corn.
Here's how: Heat grill to high heat. Brush extra virgin olive oil on a husked ear of corn. Place the corn directly on the grill, close the lid, and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. It should take about 12 to 15 minutes total. Let the corn cool for a few minutes (until cool enough to handle) and slice the kernels off the cob. Let the corn cool completely before adding it into the salsa.
Yield: About 3 ½ cups


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg