Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Corn and Bean Salsa

I could put in a whole thing here about why I haven't posted a single post in over a year, but no one wants to hear my sob story, right? Let's get on with the recipe.

We had friends over for dinner this week, and had decided to do Mexican. I made enchiladas and of course needed to make my favorite corn and bean salsa. As always, I turned to Pinterest to check out the collective favorite recipe. And you know what? I didn't like it! I looked through recipe after recipe and they were all either missing an ingredient I liked, or had extra ingredients I didn't want.

And so, here is mine. I actually got it from my sister-in-law years ago, but I don't think she'll mind. I feel like we make this whenever the family gets together. In fact, there have been some pretty massive fights over how much hot sauce to include. I'm a wimp and don't put in any, while my brothers like burn-your-tongue-off hot! My little brother once added more hot sauce when I wasn't looking and he and I had a huge shouting match, much to the surprise of my new husband!

But all that's behind us and we can at least all agree that this is the best fresh salsa recipe there is.

There isn't much explanation needed here. Simply dice the tomato and onion, drain the beans and corn, chop the cilantro, and add seasonings. That's it! I find that making it the night before and letting it marinade brings out the flavors. Try not to eat it all yourself!

Corn and Bean Salsa

Makes: About 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • juice of 1 lime
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Serve immediately with chips or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.

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  1. I'm so glad you shared this so I can save it to Pinterest!

  2. Sounds yummy!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    1. Thanks, Cindy! I hope you get a chance to enjoy it!

  3. Welcome back! I've made this before, and it is delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

    1. Thanks, Jann. It's nice to be back on my blog. Thanks for visiting!

  4. I love Mexican and I love salsa...any kind. So thank you for sharing your sister's recipe! We also appreciate you joining TADA! Thursdays!

    1. Thanks, Debbie. I really just needed to get it out there since I couldn't find a good match. Enjoy!

  5. Megan this is looks super yummy!! I am always looking for a new salsa recipe :) Thank you for sharing at TaDa Thursday!!

    1. It IS yummy! At least in my opinion. I hope you get a chance to try it. Thanks for visiting!