Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

I've been testing out a few recipes to go with my Super Bowl Chicken Taco Bar this Sunday and this one came up a winner. It's easy to put together and ads a fresh, flavorful and healthy element  to the lineup.   Black beans and corn come together with a sweet and spicy kick.  It's so good, you won't be able to stop eating it!

  • It's also extremely versatile.  Use it in place of chicken for a tasty vegan taco filling or add two cups of the salad and one cup of your chicken taco filling to a quart of chicken stock and you have instant Chicken Enchilada Soup!

  • Go ahead.  Pile it on!

  • Black Bean and Corn Salad
  • adapted from This Recipe at The Food Network
2 - 14 ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups frozen corn kernels
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey
1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
1/4 cup canola oil
hot sauce to taste (I prefer Frank's Red Hot)
Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Yum sounds good!
    I make a similar dish---

    black beans
    white corn
    red bell pepper
    olive oil
    red wine vinegar

    I love munching on this. It's so delicious!

    1. I love the red wine vinegar idea! Will have to try it! :-)

  2. I use bottled Italian dressing for the dressing on this salsa with a few shakes of hot sauce and a tablespoon of sugar. I also put some fresh chopped cilantro in as well ! I am fixing it for tomorrow too!

    1. Bottled Italian dressing is a great go-to! Have fun watching the game!

  3. This salsa look delicious! It must also be very flavorful. Great recipe!

    I just discovered your blog and browsed through some of your recipes, they all look scrumptious!

    I really enjoy reading your posts :) you have a new follower!

    Michela from Italy

  4. This is one of my favorite Salsa's, it looks so good. Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen