black bean corn salsa in large bowl with chips

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

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    This easy recipe for black bean and corn salsa was inspired by Trader Joe’s cowboy caviar salsa. However, this recipe is full of fresh flavors and yields a massive 8 cups of servings.


    Looking for a simple recipe to bring to your next gathering? This is it! It can be made ahead of time so you can save yourself time and come prepared with the tastiest dish of the potluck!

    I enjoy this recipe all year round. It’s great alongside plain tortilla chips in the spring and summer or paired with warmed up nachos in the oven during the fall and winter. 

    Heading to a tailgate? Make this black bean and corn salsa… it will not disappoint!

    How else can you serve black bean and corn salsa? It’s great with…

    • Nachos

    • Plain or Flavored Tortilla Chips

    • Pita Chips

    • Tacos, Burritos, or Quesadillas (try it on my Cheesy Breakfast Quesadillas!)

    • Pasta Salad

    • Mexican Rice Bowls

    • Grilled Fish, Chicken or Steak

    ingredients separated in large bowl

    What Ingredients are Needed for Black Bean and Corn Salsa?

    Black Beans: One 15 ounce can of black beans drained and rinsed.

    Corn: Frozen corn kernels, thawed before added to the mixture. Can also use canned corn but be sure to drain before adding to the bowl.

    Bell Peppers: One small red bell pepper and one small green bell pepper chopped up nice and small.

    Red Onion: Just a quarter of one red onion. Dice it up very fine!

    Green Chiles: To add a little heat I use half a can of fire roasted diced green chiles.

    Tomato: One large beefsteak tomato diced up adds some delicious freshness to this simple dish!

    Olive Oil: For the dressing.

    Balsamic Vinegar: For the dressing.

    Garlic Powder

    Salt 

    Pepper

    dressing in a mason jar

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    How to Make Black Bean and Corn Salsa

    This recipe is as easy as one-two-three!

    In a large bowl, add the diced tomato, finely diced onion, black beans, corn kernels, chopped bell peppers, and green chiles. Toss together.

    In a jar or cup, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. 

    Pour dressing over the mixture and toss to combine.

    Serve immediately or place covered in the fridge until ready to enjoy!

    black bean corn salsa in large bowl with chips

    Black Bean and Corn Salsa

    This easy recipe for black bean and corn salsa was inspired by Trader Joe’s cowboy caviar salsa. However, this recipe is full of fresh flavors and yields a massive 8 cups of servings.


    Prep time: 15 min |

    Cook time: 0 min |

    Total time: 15 min

    Cuisine: American/Texan |

    Serves: 32

    Ingredients:

    • 1 large, beefsteak tomato, diced small
    • ¼ red onion, finely diced 
    • 15oz, black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 ½ cups, corn kernels
    • 1 red bell pepper, diced
    • 1 green bell pepper, diced
    • 2oz, green chiles, diced 
    • ⅓ cup, olive oil
    • ¼ cup, balsamic vinegar 
    • 1 tsp, garlic powder
    • Salt and pepper, to taste 

    Directions:

    1. In a large bowl, add the diced tomato, onion, black beans, corn kernels, chopped bell peppers, and green chiles. Toss together.
    2. In a jar or cup, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. 
    3. Pour dressing over the mixture and toss to combine.
    4. Serve immediately or place covered in the fridge until ready to enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve. Will keep in the fridge for about 3-4 days.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ~1/4 cup

    Serves 32


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 42
    Total Fat 2g
      Saturated Fat 0g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 53mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4g
      Dietary Fiber 1g
      Sugars 1g
    Protein 1g

     

     Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Black Bean and Corn Salsa


    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: American/Texan

    Keywords: Trader Joe’s Cowboy Caviar Recipe, Best Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Healthy Tailgate Food


    Ratings and reviews (3)

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    Michelle Latinovich
    3 weeks, 3 days ago

    This salsa looks so refreshing. I am a huge salsa fan. I tend to ususally drag out the chips whenever I have it, but I love your idea of serving it with grilled fish, chicken or steak. Saving this recipe for future use. Thanks!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Always amazing with chips! This is a massive recipe so I figured I'd share some other ways to enjoy it :)

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    Natalie
    3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Nice recipe and easy to make. Thank you for sharing. 😊

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    you're welcome!

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    Kelsey
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hands down the best make ahead of time snack to bring to a tailgate!!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    thank you!!

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