Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa

Black beans provide a dramatic background for a burst of brilliant colors and flavors. Enjoy this salsa over grilled fish or chicken, or simply with a basket of warm tortillas.


Makes 6 servings


1 can (14-1/2 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 large tomato, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 corn tortillas
Lemon wedges and additional fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Combine beans, corn, tomato, green onions, cilantro, lemon juice, oil, chili powder and salt in medium bowl; mix well.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges; place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Serve tortilla wedges warm or at room temperature with salsa. Garnish with lemon wedges and cilantro.


This salsa is packed with protein, fiber, phytochemicals and delicious flavor. It's also great as a side dish with chicken or fish, on top of a mixed green salad, or wrapped in a tortilla.

Nutritional Information

Calories 161
Calories from Fat 18 %
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat trace g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 5 g
Protein 8 g
Sodium 351 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2
Fat 1/2

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