Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa is minutes away when you follow this process for microwave corn on the cob in the husk. Scoop it up, top your favorite Tex-Mex dish or just savor how the fresh flavors deliciously come together.

Recipe for Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Salsa and chips = a party at our house. But, when it’s fresh corn and black bean salsa, can it be a meal too?

I mean this “appetizer” has all the right stuff: protein, vegetables/fruits and possibly even grains. Add a little avocado and boost the nutrition, not to mention the taste, even more. Plus, it comes together in a tangy base that is infused with lime juice, red wine vinegar and fresh cilantro. It’s hard to stop at just a few bites.

Yes indeed, it is an awesome and healthy appetizer. But, around here I say, go ahead, grab your favorite chip (I’m thinking about zucchini chips or sweet potato chips) and call it a dinner party!

Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa Step by Step

Fresh Corn off the Cob

I love fresh sweet corn off the cob. Check out this post on how to microwave corn in the husk in just a few minutes. One large corn cob should be enough for about 1 cup.

Chopped Roma Tomatoes

Dice 2-3 roma tomatoes, for about 1 cup.

Diced Red Onion

Finely dice half a red onion.

Black Beans

Drain and rinse the black beans. (Of course, you can use beans cooked from dry too.)

Diced Red Onion

Snip the cilantro. I love cilantro and always add a little extra. 🙂 But, if you have some leftover, then check out the other recipes that use cilantro.

Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa Recipe

Add everything to a bowl, along with lime juice and red wine vinegar. Mix to combine and then let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes.

Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa Served with Scoops

Then, let the party begin!

Other ideas to enjoy this salsa:

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Recipe for Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Corn and and Black Bean Salsa
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Fresh corn and black bean salsa is an easy recipe to whip up for your Cinco de Mayo or every day celebration. Make plenty and make it a meal.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 123 kcal
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels cooked, about 1 large corn cob
  • 1 cup plum tomato diced, about 2 medium
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced, about half of an onion
  • 1.5 cup black beans drained and rinsed (15 ounce can)
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • Chips or Other Dippers Optional
  1. Prepare the ingredients as indicated and then add everything to a large bowl. Follow directions to Microwave Corn on the Cob with the husk in place.

  2. Stir to combine and then let rest for about 10-15 minutes so that the flavors meld together.

  3. Serve with chips or on top of your favorite Mexican Dish!

Nutrition Facts
Corn and and Black Bean Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 369mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5.4%
Vitamin C 7.4%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa Easy Recipe






  1. What a pretty festive salsa! Just fabulous!!

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