Black bean corn salsa…perfectly portable for the beach or boating!!

With summer right around the corner and on the heels of my CLEAN eating post, I wanted to share with you something I threw together a few years ago. Literally threw it together without much thought, and it’s been a staple in our home ever since. It fits the bill for easy, quick, healthy and frugal. I cannot count the number of gatherings I have taken this dish to, and how often I’m asked the recipe.

This salsa is SO refreshing, so light…a tad spicy (or a lot). We take this to the beach a lot, and my girls come running when we pull it out of the cooler. So grab some organic tortilla chips, pull up a beach chair, start munching and help us CELEBRATE Creative Kitchen’s 100th post!!

Black Bean Corn Salsa

2 cans organic black beans, drained & rinsed
1 (or 2) cans organic corn (your preference), drained
1 can mexican rotel or homemade salsa or diced tomatoes & cilantro
1/3 sweet onion (or red) diced small
Juice of 1/2 lime
Pinch sea salt

Add all to bowl and stir well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. If you make this the night before, the flavors have more time to meld, marinate and do “their thing.” Serve with tortilla chips. We buy the Kirkland brand organic tortilla chips at Costco for $4.49 a bag. They taste wonderful, made with non-GMO corn and a staple in my house with 3 growing girls. These tortilla chips also help me on AWANA night…many times Awana night becomes nacho night or tuna sandwich night. We just need something QUICK on those nights.

Can I remind you again how FRUGAL this salsa is? You’re looking at not much over $4 for the ingredients. Just thing how much some of those small jars of salsa are…this one makes a whole bowl full. It also has the added protein provided in the black beans. Have you noticed how much we love black beans around here?? They are definitely a staple. Of course now that I LOVE fresh tomato, I would add those in also. Did I mention my favorite color is COBALT blue? Which means I love, love, love my cloth napkin and serving spoon in this picture. I made that serving spoon in my Mops (Mother’s of Preschoolers) group one year!!

Keep on the lookout for my next post…I have some SUPER EXCITING news that I’ve been bursting to talk more about. It involves my upcoming weekend…any guesses?

QUESTION ~ Do you have quick, easy, healthy and frugal go-to recipe that always bails you out in a bind? If so…let us know!!

This recipe is linked up to Tuesday’s at the Table, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt my Tummy TuesdaySlightly Indulgent Tuesday, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Delectable TuesdayREAL food Wednesday, Works for Me WednesdayWhat’s Cooking Wednesday, What’s for Dinner, What’s on your Plate, What’s on the Menu Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, It’s a Keeper Thursday, Thrilling Thursday, Recipe Swap Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Frugal Food Thursday, Friday’s Potluck, Fun with Food Friday, Food Trip Friday, Family Friendly Fridays, Fresh, Clean & Pure Fridays & Hearth & Soul Hop.

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26 Responses to Black bean corn salsa…perfectly portable for the beach or boating!!

  1. Natalia says:

    Wow that sounds great! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Donna says:

    Looks really good! We love taco night with tortilla chips! I usually have this stuff on hand, we will have to try next time.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Oh this looks so good! I would love to have that big bowl here RIGHT NOW so I could dig in 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll be making this one soon…thinking myabe this weekend!
    Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday.

  4. Christina Lucas says:

    I LOVE making black bean and corn salsa! It's so much cheaper than store bought. And it's so easy! and yummy!

  5. carolinaheartstrings says:

    Now that is my kind of recipe. This looks fantastic.

  6. says:

    Looks delicious! I love black bean salsa…the addition of the corn sounds incredible! 🙂

  7. Sally - My Custard Pie says:

    I really like the look of this recipe (and the cobalt blue napkin – I also like this colour a lot!). What is Mexican rotel? Sorry I haven't ever heard of it.

  8. Elysa says:

    That looks so scrumptious!!!

  9. musicalmary says:

    So glad you linked up today — I love black bean salsa. Your post reminds me I need to make some!


  10. the domestic mama says:

    YA~HOO to cheap food that's clean! 🙂 I will try this..maybe add some cheese since I'm so cheesy. 😉 Gee… what's going on this weekend? Tee-hee

  11. Lin Ann says:

    That's totally our style! Great combination.

  12. Devouring the Seasons says:

    Looks really amazing. I am always looking for new ways to use beans! AWESOME! ` Terri

  13. Miriam says:

    Oh! I love this kind of salsa! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  14. Cheerful says:

    sounds so great, a must try and thanks for sharing your recipe…it is almost same as my 3 beans mexican salad and please visit me and get your slice of almond chocolate cake! happy Friday! 🙂

  15. Martha (MM) says:

    I make this too and made something very similar this week to use as over fish – it was delicious!

  16. Chie Wilks says:

    it's colorful…i would love to try it. thanks for sharing the recipe

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  17. Debbie says:

    We eat tons of black bean salsa at our house. You might want to give my edamame salad a try. It is always so good and just couldn't be any easier. Thanks so much for linking up to What's On the Menu Wednesday at Dining With Debbie. I hope you will visit often and link up whenever your can.

  18. Simply Life says:

    Oh this salsa looks amazing!!!

  19. Christy says:

    What a delicious looking salad – makes me excited to go to the beach! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  20. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post! I've been blogging since 2002, so I hope you will always enjoy it as much as I do! Your salsa sounds wonderful – isn't it wonderful when healthy is delicious too! Thank you for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul blog hop!

  21. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations Denise,
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. You are welcome to stop by and pick up your Red Plate, enjoy!

  22. I don’t know if I missed this one before but I simply love it. This is my favorite salsa!
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  23. I love this salsa minus cilantro. I like black beans and corn combination. Nice color and healthy snacking!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

  24. Kristen Griffin says:

    sounds so great, a must try and thanks for sharing your recipe…it is almost same as my 3 beans mexican salad and please visit me and get your slice of almond chocolate cake! Wow that sounds great! This is my favorite salsa! And it’s so easy!
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