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Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Avocado

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This Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Avocado is a fresh, simple, no tomatoes salsa that can be thrown together in under 15 minutes! This easy salsa, often called Cowboy Caviar, makes a great side dish for any picnic, potluck, or party, and is a great way to use up your summer produce!

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Why you’ll love this salsa recipe

Cool, refreshing Black Bean and Corn Salsa is absolute magic when paired with grilled chicken or pork as a main dish, and equally perfect for a hearty but healthy dip appetizer! This simple, but special blend of veggies, herb, and seasoning, makes this salsa so delicious, you might just add it to everything! My daughter even made this into a breakfast burrito by adding this delicious salsa to scrambled eggs and nacho cheese in a whole wheat wrap – it was soooooo good!

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Ingredients for Corn and Black Bean Salsa

  • Canned corn
  • Canned black beans
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Fresh jalapeño
  • Red bell pepper
  • Avocado
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Lime juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt

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How to make this healthy salsa

  1. Mix all ingredients, excluding avocado together.
  2. Toss avocado with 1 tsp vegetable oil to coat. Then stir it into the salsa mixture.
  3. Chill salsa for 30 minutes to overnight.

This Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Avocado truly has it all. It’s made with real food ingredients, incorporates lots of veggies, it’s ridiculously delicious, extremely colorful and it can be made in 20 minutes or less. It really doesn’t get any better!

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Other dip recipes to try

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Classic Waldorf Salad

This classic Waldorf Salad is full of fresh, crispy, apples, celery, grapes and walnuts with a creamy mayonnaise dressing served over a bed of lettuce. Serve it as a side dish or appetizer at Christmas or Thanksgiving. You can easily add chicken or turkey to make it a complete meal!

Get the recipe → Classic Waldorf Salad

Overhead photo of Corn and Black Bean Salsa in a small white bowl surrounded by black bean chips.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Avocado

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A fresh, simple, no tomatoes salsa that can be thrown together in under 15 minutes! This easy salsa, often called Cowboy Caviar, makes a great side dish for any picnic, potluck, or party, and is a great way to use up your summer produce!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups canned corn
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 fresh jalapeño, finely diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients, excluding avocado together.
  2. Toss avocado with 1 tsp vegetable oil to coat. Then stir it into the salsa mixture.
  3. Chill salsa for 30 minutes to overnight.

Notes

Black Bean Corn Tomato Salsa

If you want a more traditional red salsa with black beans and corn in it, cut the ingredients all in half, then prepare as directed. Mix this black bean salsa mixture into 2 cups of your favorite red salsa recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

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