Black Bean Salsa with Chips

Black Bean Salsa

This Black Bean Salsa is perfect as a dip, taco topper, party appetizer, and even as a taco salad mix-in too! We love the simple ingredients and big flavor.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword Black Bean Salsa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 81 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 1.5-2 cups black beans (canned or cooked from dried)
  • 2 cups corn (canned or thawed/steamed from frozen)
  • 2 large tomatoes (2 cups diced)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 TBSP fresh lime juice plus extra to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prep your veggies, draining and rinsing beans/corn as needed. In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, chopped green onion, and chopped cilantro.

  2. Top with fresh-squeezed lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.

  3. For maximum flavor, cover and chill overnight in the refrigerator. (Helloooo meal prep!) If needed, dip may be enjoyed right away or chilled for however much time available.

  4. Season to taste as needed, adding extras of any of your favorites. You can even add some fresh chopped avocado, bell peppers, white onion, or jalapeƱo to the mix. I love adding spicy jalapeƱos, extra lime juice, and extra cilantro - delicious!

  5. Serve with crunchy tortilla chips as a tasty dip or serve on top of your favorite protein, tacos, salads, burrito bowls, etc... It's fantastic every which way!

Recipe Notes

No red onion? No problem! Since it's milder, you can use between 1 and 1.5 cups of diced white onion in this sassy salsa.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed based on extras added and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 8.4mg10%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.