Easy Black Bean Salsa

Easy Black Bean Salsa

My easy Black Bean Salsa recipe is perfect for a party!

Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe

Hi guys!

You can never have enough simple recipes that work great as something to enjoy at home, make for a party OR take out as your potluck dish when you get invited out.  Bonus points if the recipe just happens to be healthy too.

This easy Black Bean Salsa recipe is perfect for all three with the bonus points.  It is super versatile, tasty and you will never believe how easy it really is to make.

Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe

Why you’ll love this easy Black Bean Salsa recipe…

This recipe is so great because it starts with simple canned black beans!  I ALWAYS have a stash of cans in my pantry because of how many recipes use them.  Whether it’s my Black Bean Burgers, Black Bean and Avocado Quesadilla or even my Black Bean Soup… I go through several cans of them a week.  They are great source of plant-based protein, taste yummy and make a great base for so many recipes.  The boys even love them and will eat them by the handful.

What makes this easy salsa recipe special is the tasty additions!

Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe

To turn the humble canned black beans into salsa I add diced tomato, red onion, frozen corn, cilantro, and lime.

The final touch is a little cumin and garlic powder.

The result is a bit of heaven on a chip!

Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe

Serving this easy black bean salsa recipe with chips is the most obvious choice but it also is great in a quesadilla with cheese, on a salad or just as a side dish itself.  The possibilities are endless really!

I enjoy making it in the beginning of the week and eating it for lunches in many different ways.

Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe

What’s in this easy Black Bean Salsa recipe?

  • Black Beans
  • Corn
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder


If you have trouble getting good juice out of limes, I LOVE this kitchen gadget.  It’s one of my all-time favorites and I use it almost daily.


Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe

How to make this easy Black Bean Salsa recipe…

  1. Carefully drain and rinse the black beans.
  2. Chop your veggies.
  3. Toss it all together!

Serve it at room temperature or chilled.  This easy salsa is perfect for taking to a potluck because it doesn’t have to stay hot or cold while on a buffet table.

Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe


This tasty recipe is a crowd pleaser!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


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Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe

Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe

Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe

My easy Black Bean Salsa recipe is yummy and versatile! Itโ€™s a perfect dish for a party or summer cookout.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 60 kcal


  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss.
  • Serve with chips or as a side!


Calories: 60kcal
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe

Your turn!

What’s your favorite kind of easy salsa recipe?

By | 2020-05-28T22:24:22-04:00 February 24th, 2020|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Side Dishes, Snacks & Appetizers|35 Comments


  1. […] Black Bean Salsa […]

  2. Jar of Lemons June 26, 2020 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love this salsa recipe! You have some delicious, fresh ingredients and it’s perfectly put together!

  3. Deborah Brooks February 24, 2020 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    I am a huge black bean fan and I would eat this by the spoonful! Just saying ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. […] Black Bean Salsa […]

  5. Miz Helen May 27, 2015 at 9:22 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love a great Black Bean Salsa and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Jaime May 21, 2015 at 11:07 am - Reply

    I want to make this for all of my get togethers. Looks delicious!

  7. Sam @ PancakeWarriors May 20, 2015 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Oh this is beautiful – I love bean and corn salsa and your photography is beautiful!

  8. [email protected] May 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    This looks perfect for Summer parties! Happy Anniversary to the Grandparents, love the picture ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jenny @ apples & kale May 19, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    This looks really close to a favorite family recipe of ours…”Texas Caviar.” ๐Ÿ™‚ Delish!!

    • JulieWunder May 19, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Yes! Totally inspired by that! I’ve also heard it called Cowboy Caviar.

  10. Jen May 19, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

    That looks amazing a summery!

    • JulieWunder May 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Jen! Thank for stopping by today. Hope to see you back soon!

  11. Annmarie May 19, 2015 at 10:41 am - Reply

    YUM! This is my kind of salsa!

  12. Jess @hellotofit May 19, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Excited to read about March for Babies ๐Ÿ™‚ lunches haven’t been planned latey, which means I’ve either been making PB & Js or going out :-/ haha

  13. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie May 19, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

    This will be going on in my kitchen very soon! It is perfect for summer BBQs!

  14. Renee May 19, 2015 at 8:51 am - Reply

    70 years is amazing!! And all that cilantro makes me really want this salsa!

  15. [email protected] May 19, 2015 at 7:34 am - Reply

    This recipe sounds so easy and delicious. Can’t wait to give it a try!
    I usually eat some kind of salad for lunch.

  16. WE were definitely on the same page this week. All of my favorite ingredients! Congrats to your grandparents that awesome.Thanks for linking up with us!

  17. Can’t wait to hear about the March for Babies! My hubby would LOVE this salsa!

  18. Libby Haire May 19, 2015 at 6:00 am - Reply

    Whee, Julie, there are so many veggies in this, it looks great!!
    Happy anniversary to your “WUNDER”ful grandparents. That is a terrific milestone and something for you and your Hubs to aim toward, too.
    Happy Tuesday to you as well.

    • JulieWunder May 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      Yes! Such a good goal! I wish the hubs and I would have met younger so we had the change to make it to 70, but we will go for as long as we have!
      Have a great day!

  19. Jenny May 19, 2015 at 5:59 am - Reply

    70 years?! Wow! That’s so amazing! I don’t know very many people who have that chance! Happy anniversary to your grandparents! ๐Ÿ™‚ This recipe looks so good! I eat a salad with whatever protein we prep at the beginning of each week plus salsa and avocado every single day. This would totally work for me.

    • JulieWunder May 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      I know! So cool! It’s super yummy and works well in so many ways!

  20. Blane Sherer May 19, 2015 at 5:21 am - Reply

    Enjoyed that Grandparent Wunder wedding shot in honor of their 70th wedding anniversary. Thanks for sharing.

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