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Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa Recipe

Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa Recipe

I'm a high school football coach who also likes to cook and garden. This salsa is a hit with my wife and our four kids, and when we entertain friends and fellow coaches. —Mike Bass, Alvin, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. YIELD:44 servings


  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a very large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 11 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 33 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch

Reviews for Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"This has become a favorite!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"I made this for my son's taco bar --- it was a delicious hit! I shared my experience on my blog:"

Reviewed May. 3, 2014

"I'm amazed how good this was with such simple ingredients. This was suppose to be served with quesadillas, but it was almost gone before dinner was ready!"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"Not only will I make this again - I can't wait to make it again! Simple; like a party in a bowl...and your mouth. I used red pepper instead of tomato and added a "drop" of olive oil and black pepper. Otherwise....I followed as directed."

Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"My family LOVES this salsa! They can eat it for a meal!"

Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"Delicous and Healthy!! I made a half batch (just two of us). After snacking on it with chips the first night, I topped marinated, grilled chicken with it the next night. There was still quite a bit left over, so I cooked up some quinoa and stirred in the rest. It was great!"

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"This is going to be a favorite! We've only made it once so far, but it was really good! We added a minced clove of garlic, some pepper, & additional salt. I think we'll probably add an extra jalapeno next time, because we felt it needed a little extra kick. But the mix of flavor was really good!"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"BEST corn and bean salsa ever. Fresh and healthy with some crunch. Love it, bro."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Served this at my home for a Christmas gathering. I had to turn on the computer to print out the recipe. Easy and good. What more can you ask."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"I make this recipe often, easy, light & flavorful!"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"This salsa is great!!!! So easy to put together and so easy to change up the ingredients, plus it makes a huge batch!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"I make this when I know I am going to have company. Easy to throw together quickly. I use shoepeg or white corn, add green pepper, and 1 minced garlic clove. I use this as a salsa, topping to my garden salad, or hamburger or hot dogs."

Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"Used 2 cans of Rotel instead of the fresh tomatoes and jalapenos. Used lemon juice instead of the lime (what I had). Tasted and looked great!"

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"Have made this several times and I add an extra jalapeno. I always double it so there's some left after my family gets done "testing" it."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"This was very easy to make, and very yummy! It makes a huge batch so we took half to a party and had half left to enjoy at home. It was a big hit so I will definitely be making this again!"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"This is a great salsa recipe! I cut back to just 2 jalapenoes instead of the 4 because we don't like it quit so hot. But the flavor was wonderful. Thanks Mike!"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"This is a staple at my house for bbq's and we love to take a huge batch with us when we go camping. Great on soft tacos, great on chips. Love this salsa."

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009 Edited Jun. 12, 2011

"I also added green and red bell pepper and minced garlic-about 3 cloves. I get rave reviews with this recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2008

"I love this salsa! It tastes so fresh. Much better than any store-bought version."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.