Black Bean Salsa

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Black Bean Salsa is the easiest dip you’ll ever make! It’s loaded with a variety of delicious flavors and it is bound to be a bit at your next party!

Black bean salsa in glass bowl.

So, I’m just going to be straight forward here. Planning a wedding cuts your daily hours in half! HOW is it Friday?! Yesterday was our engagement shoot (!!!!!) and I’m so excited! It went really well and I really loved how natural the photographer was. I don’t want to spill anything too soon but let’s just say a big part of it was shot in our natural element; in the kitchen! I can’t wait to share pictures.

While I don’t have a ton of time, I HAD to share this Black Bean Salsa with you. You may have noticed my love for all things black bean (so much more to come) and I cannot, as in, cannot believe that this is the first time I am trying a black bean salsa.

Black Bean Salsa in a glass bowl with a chip in it. …I know right?! It’s basically everything you could ever want in a dip. Think, your taco ingredients on a tortilla chip. No…wait, better than that. A punch of flavours from all the ingredients and it is so incredibly easy to make! Easier than eating it all as soon as you set down the camera and maybe pushing Mr. JITK (I am still trying to find an alternative name) out the way a bit to get the last piece because “well, I am vegetarian and you could eat anything else but this is all I can eat right now so bye“. *grabs chip*

Food does these things to you.

Overhead shot of black bean salsa with a bowl of chips. As Super Bowl is just around the corner, promise me you’ll make this easy dip?! It not only gets the award for an easy Super Bowl dip but also a naturally, accidental healthy Super Bowl dip. You’ll not only please all your vegetarian and vegan friends (I’m one of two at our Super Bowl party this year and we are ensuring that we both get a ton of yummy dishes) but you’ll have a pretty delicious dip that is bound to be finished before Half Time. SO make twice the amount, bring it out at Half Time, and be the Super Bowl star.

The second star, next to the team that wins of course.


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Black Bean Salsa

This Black Bean Salsa is the easiest dip you’ll ever make! It’s loaded with a variety of delicious flavors and it is bound to be a bit at your next party!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Course Dips, Jams, Sauces, Dips & Spreads
Cuisine American
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup black bean
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sliced jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup red onions
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • Juice of one lime


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and toss. Ideally, let it sit for 30 minutes so that the lime brings out the best flavors, but you can serve it immediately with tortilla chips.
I personally add more jalapeños but wanted to ensure this was at a tolerable heat level for everyone.
If you have any leftovers, you can add then to a tortilla with some cheese and tomato salsa and make a quesadilla.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
by Jessica

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  1. In Arizona they call this “cowboy caviar” so so good. Love all the flavors, especially the jalapeño!

  2. Looks fabulous and soooo easy to make. Perfect for the vegetarian Super Bowl gathering!

  3. Ashley says:

    Planning a wedding takes soooooo much time! I got married before I started my blog and not gonna lie that I’m glad! haha

    Love the sound of this salsa! I have no self control around chips and salsa – like zero!

    • Jessica says:

      Ahh! Haha thanks Ashley! And yes, no control around chips and salsa either!

  4. marcie says:

    Wedding planning is a full time job, and I’ll bet your engagement photos turn out so beautifully! I love salsas — they’re so fresh and full of healthy ingredients. Everything about this salsa is delicious, and I love the colors!

  5. I just cooked a whole pot of black beans! Going to use some to make chili con carne for the lunch and this salsa is going to be my lunch tomorrow!! It looks terrific, Jessica.

  6. Zainab says:

    Eeeeek! I can’t wait to see your pics!! This dip looks amazing 🙂

  7. I am such a fan of bean dips, but FRESH bean dip is the ultimate in my mind! I think I could make a meal outta this gorgeous stuff! 🙂

  8. I’m so beyond obsessed with these types of salsas! All the flavors work so well together, from the earthy black beans to the sweet corn 🙂

  9. Wedding planning does take up a lot of time but yay, so excited that you got your engagement pictures taken! Love this salsa! It looks amazing!

  10. Susan says:

    5 stars
    This looks yummy! I an going to make it for sure! IF there are leftovers (hahhaha) how long will it keep refrigerated?
    Thank you!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Thank you so much Susan! We’re so happy that you like it! It usually lasts 2-5 days. I hope this helps!

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