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Peppery Black Bean Salsa Recipe

I love foods that surprise the senses with a tempting mix of textures and colors—like this one. Use this as a topping for grilling meat or serve it as a relish on the side.—Gary Maly, West Chester, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 4 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 medium sweet red or orange pepper, diced
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  • 1. Place jalapenos on a broiler pan; broil 4 in. from the heat until skins blister, about 2 minutes. With tongs, rotate jalapenos a quarter turn. Broil and rotate until all sides are blistered and blackened. Immediately place peppers in a bowl; cover and let stand for 15-20 minutes. Peel off and discard charred skin. Remove stems and seeds. Finely chop peppers.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add jalapenos. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with frozen corn) equals 90 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.