Black Bean Salsa

Total Time:
7 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
7 hr

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (17-ounce) package frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
Directions

Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Cover and chill overnight. Taste and add salt, pepper or more lime juice as necessary. Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer, or with grilled chicken breast as a meal.


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I could eat it all day item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good! I used fresh corn cut off from the cob and it made it better. Served it with pan fried chicken and it tasted great together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simplicity is its own gift and reward, Paula! Love yer cookin', ma'am! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good basic recipe. Bam! I took it up a notch by making the black beans from scratch in water with garlic, chili pepper flakes and a little kosher salt. I also used a can of Mexican style corn (seasonings and bell peppers). item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can't get any easier than this one! I left the avocados out until just before serving. This helped in two ways: First, the avocados were still a beautiful green when it was served. Second, I used the salsa, without the avocados, along with some monterey jack cheese for a quesadilla filling. I served the grilled quesadilla topped with some guacamole (There's the avocado! and cilantro/lime sour cream. It made an excellent meatless entree. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and let it sit overnight and the day when i took it out, the avocados turned black YUCK, next time i will leave out the avocados. item not reviewed by moderator and published
one word for this salsa....YUMMMM!!! It's as delicious as I expected from Paula.... love her and her recipes!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a big hit at my daughter's wedding shower. Very fresh and light. Next time I will cut back on the cilantro. A little strong.Make it a day ahead to let the flavors marry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rocks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this as a salad by adding cucumber and chickpeas!! Sooo YUMMY : Oh and I love you Paula! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this salsa for years it's also called Cowboy Caviar. It's a great salsa and is always better when you let it sit for at least a day because all the juices come out and make it meld better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe came to me in an email from Food TV and I'm so glad that it was brought back to life. Not sure when it originated, but the video was performed in Paula's old kitchen. I substituted green onions for regular and I added chopped jalapenos and ground cumin. I took it to a party and it was a hit. Try it, you'll like it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for the 4th of July appetizer with chips - outstanding! Everyone loved it. Yes, I would make it the night before. Can't wait to finish it up tonight on some chicken! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked the ingredients in this recipe, review was good, so I decided to make it. It was very easy to make, little time consuming due to cutting everything in small pieces. Left it in the fridge over night.....it is very very good salsa. I was missing some "juice" and ended up adding a little bit of regular, tomato salsa that is hot. Now, that was AWSOME idea : !!!!!!!! It is creamy with a little kick of heat. Seving it with tortila chips....mmm. It is something i will do over and over again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and I'm so happy about it and it's healthy! Yay! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this many times and it always disappears at parties. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe! Lots of flavor going on in this salsa. Fresh tasting and healthy too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great basic black bean salsa/salad recipe. Sometimes I add diced roasted red pepper or fresh red/orange bell pepper and fresh garlic. Definitely let it sit overnight to allow the flavors to meld. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is SO good!!!! So refreshing and healthy! I only had time to let sit for about 4 hours and it was still great! I also added a diced fresh jalapino for a little heat. I served this in a corn tortilla with chicken fajita meat. PERFECT!! I will make this again really soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salsa is great! I used it on a Western Salad and it was sooooo good! I did change a couple things. I hate cilantro so I used a sprinkle of cajun seasoning and I used one can black beans and one can pinto beans and I only used a small wedge of onion. We made individual salads with pre-packaged romaine salad mix, shreddred cheese and cooked chicken breast that was seasoned with a western/mexican seasoning. Then we topped it with our favorite ranch dressing and crushed Doritoes or crushed plain tortilla chips. My family loved it!! I did let it set overnight as the other reviewers suggested. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This stuff is to die for, but seriously, it's ONLY that good if you actually do have the time to let it set overnight. If you're looking for a salsa you can serve three hours from now, you may want to skip this one. We made that mistake the first time, and our meal definitely suffered for the lack of preparation. The next morning, though, this stuff was GREAT with chips for breakfast (hey, chips and salsa are perfectly fine for breakfast!, so we were rather pleased, after all, that there was so much left over from the night before! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good, I've made this over and over. Every time someone asks for the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing, addicting & healthy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this to top some fish tacos and it is out of this world! I'll never make the fish tacos without topping them with this amazing salsa. Planning on bringing to a BBQ this weekend with chips. SO YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great fresh salsa recipe! Everyone always loves it and I love that it is so easy! Enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband & I loved this "black bean salad". I Read all of the reviews and this is how I made it: I used about 1/2 cup or more of purple onion, 1 med-garlic clove (used garlic press, 2tbs of Pompeian red wine vinegar plus 1tbs of Wishbone Robusto Italian dressing, 1/4cup cilantro, 16oz HEB frozen super sweet corn, two avocados, two large Roma tomatoes with the seeds, & two cans of Bush's black beans drained & rinsed. The first ingredients to go in the Large-bowl were the avocado & the 2tbs of lime juice. Before adding any other ingredients I seasoned the avocado with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and Lawry's garlic salt. I also seasoned the diced Roma tomatoes prior to adding them to the mixture. I mixed all of the ingredients-- it was flavorful, perfectly seasoned, and according to my husband ready to eat without refrigeration. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a cabin weekend and it was a hit. The small amount left over was used on eggs for Sunday's breakfast. Would highly recommend this recipie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great salsa. I left out the cilantro and avocado because I didn't have any on hand. I put in a sweet pepper (large). Can't wait for the 7 hrs to have with grilled chicken. Thank you Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe! Paula you rock! It was hard to wait 7 hours but so worth it. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an outstanding dish! My family does not like tomatoes, so I substitute red pepper instead.I sometimes add artichoke hearts and black olives, and it's great!I add the leftovers to chicken broth, and it makes a great tortilla soup! Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is amazing! All of the flavors come together very nicely...have only tried it with chips but I'm sure it would also be great as a taco salad with some ground beef/turkey, or an addition to quesadillas/tacos. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make a variation to taste of this one and have never come home from a party with any leftovers. I exchanged the cilatro for parsley, omitted the avocado (only because it wasn't onhand at the time), added the lime's zest. I serve with the Hint of Lime Tostados chips for a dip, on the side as a salad with grilled meals, heck, just with a fork for a light lunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the salsa everyone wants when we get together. If you like more heat, just add some red pepper flakes, or diced jalapenos. I used canned tomatoes because the fresh ones weren't any good and they worked fine. Just drain them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe because it's simple and inexpensive, but I felt like it needed a little more "oomph" in taste. Instead of using two cans of black beans, I used one can, and one can of chili beans. I didn't have any vinegar, so I used the juice of one lime. Then I added two cloves of garlic, grated, and about 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and some black pepper. The garlic and chili powder made a huge difference! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this a few weeks ago for the first time. I doubled the recipe because I didn't want to not have enough. I have a fairly picky family, but crossed my fingers that they'd like this salsa. EVERYONE LOVED IT AND WERE BEGGING FOR THE RECIPE! I fessed up and said it was a Paula Deen specialty! I made it again for the same crowd on the 4th and yet again, everyone went bananas for it! Its so flavorful, not too heavy, and, of course, very delicious! I didn't double it the second time and it was still plenty! Two thumbs up from the Barrett family, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had this at a fish fry on Myrtle Beach this Spring and it is wonderful! The hostess changed it by using Italian Salad Dressing instead of vinegar and lime juice and served it with "scoops"!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this because I had the ingredients. Didn't think it would be that good. Paula, this was kick me in the a__, GOOD! I ate it 3 times a day, and spoonfuls in between meals. I loved this and the low low fat and carb is a winner. Thanks so much! I didn't change a thing. Nanci item not reviewed by moderator and published
Has a great fresh flavor. I cut the recipe in half. Also, added one jalape?o and a tablespoon of Tabasco. I don't like cilantro so I substituted flat leaf parsley. This is a good recipe to start with and add extra things to make it your own. Make sure to taste and add enough salt, pepper and (if you use) Tabasco to taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome!! I added a little fresh garlic, ancho chili powder and a plablano pepper diced. My kids went nuts. Thank You item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this, it's so fresh! Added 2 (TWO) jalapeno pepers, diced, an extra tablespoon of red wine vingegar. Had no lime juice so substitued lemon, worked fine. Also, we love cilantro so added a little extra. Also, not a big fan of corn - cut the quantity in half. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was Awful item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe as stated, only cut it in half. Glad I did. The cilantro killed this salsa. The flavors were so bad, I had to add it to the garden for compost. I LOVE Paula's recipes, and tried to choke this one down, but just couldn't take it. Maybe it was me...I don't know. But I did go by the recipe. Find another salsa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this twice for potlucks. It received rave reviews both times. I also added mango for a surprise bite of sweetness. I use a jalapeno pepper seeded and deveined and it added a lot of flavor. I served it with multi grain chips. Also delicious as a salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served the dish with salmon and it was a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an awful salsa...I added more salt,pepper,and more lime juice,as directed... It went right in the trash Yuck!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this all the time and there are never any left overs. It is on the healthy side too! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had this at a party and it was a big hit with everyone. The woman who made it said she even used drained canned corn to make it extra easy. Flavors were great, and I came on-line to print the recipe for myself. It was served with the small bowl shaped tortilla chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a party last year and everybody loved it! I'm making it again this year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
MY BOYFRIEND AND I LOVE THE FRESH TASTE AND EASY TO MAKE. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I halved this recipe for Memorial Day but it was all gone!!! Everyone loved it. My biggest recommendation is to make it at least 12 hours before to let the flavors marry as well as to let juices come out and develop a more salsa consistency. At first, it was too loose like corn and nothing binded it together. I also added a little hot sauce the next morning and not only did that make it even tastier but I believed it helped with the texture. I split it into 2 bowls for those who don't like it too spicy and both were empty. It was awesome with flaxseed chips and tortilla chips. This will be added to my list of favorites. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I chose this recipe for a company pitch-in and it was a hit. I love all the different ingredients especially the addition of the avocado. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't really think this was a salsa. If you use 1/2 creamed corn & 1/2 regular corn and add a little mayo, it is more salsa like. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is super easy and very yummy. It tastes even better the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best recipe and so quick and easy... item not reviewed by moderator and published
No big deal to put together and flavors were good (even without full marinade time). item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe. I like black beans and avocados (but my husband does not). I made this for a party and everyone raved about it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good, I could eat it every day! Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe I made it for my family at a cook out they loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everybody that I have made this for just loves it. They can't get enough and it is one of the first things to go at my parties. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a dinner party. It was a major success. The longer it sits in the fridge the better it tastes. My friend Deb discovered that it makes a great adder to an omelet!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect for BBQ party item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am extremely picky when it comes to eating beans or other veggies. My husband and I loved this. We had it with chicken and the remaining salsa was a great snack. The flavor gets better as it marinates in the fridge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is what I love about cooking! Everyone has an opinion. Here is mine for what it is worth. For people with negative comments, this is more of a relish then a "salsa". If you peruse the ingredients you will see there is nothing in there to give you any "heat". Frankly, that is what I like about it. It is fresh, light and simple. It is a nice change of pace from the same old same old. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I omit the vinegar and add chopped fresh jalapenos. Easy and delicious, my husband loves it and so do I! Good on baked potatoes too - yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We had family visit for 2 weeks, they could not get enough of this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Salsa is wonderful. Being from San Antonio we are always looking for great recipes like this. I could eat this salsa all day long. I heard that someone even topped their baked potatoes with it. This is a wonderful dish, give it a try. I did add (1) extra tomato & (1) extra avocado. I love those items! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy and delicious and can be spiced up depending on the crowd. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I READ ALL THE REVIEWS BUT DISAGREED WITH MOST. RECIPE TASTED BLAND TO ME. EVERYONE THOUGHT IT WAS LACKING SOMETHING. I KNOW IT'S NOT A TRADITIONAL TOMATO BASED SALSA SO IT DIDN'T HAVE THAT CONSISTENCY. BUT I EVEN ADDED EXTRA VINEGAR AND LIME AND IT STILL JUST TASTED LIKE A BOWL OF CORN AND BEANS. I DOCTORED IT UP WITH A CAN OF ROTEL(CHOPPED TOMATOES AND GREEN CHILES), BUT IT DIDN'T HELP. ALTHOUGH IT IS A HEALTHY DISH THAT SOME MAY ENJOY..I PERSONALLY THOUGHT IT DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH FLAVOR. IT WAS HARDLY TOUCHED. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my favorite party dish...Everytime i make it i get rave reviews and the entire bowl is gone by the end of the night... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this salsa for my son's birthday party, and it was a hit! Since we've made it for football games and our holiday party. I haven't met someone who didn't love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cut the recipe in 1/2 and you'll do fine! Add extra avocado, add some diced bell pepper, some fresh garlic and some "heat" if you like it hot (which I do...so this wasn't hot enough on it's own)...also, I used an italian vinegarette for the "seasoning" and it was perfect. Adding your own touches makes it your own! Everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had a dinner party tonight and everyone loved this salsa! It yieled quite a bit of salsa and was very tasty...I added a little more vinegar the next day to liven it up...was awesome with lime flavored tortilla chips. Definitely will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy and so yummy. I made it for a small gathering and once guests tried it they kept hovering. I added more lime juice and vinegar before serving and I think a little garlic would be great in it as well. I've already been asked to make for two more events in the next 2 weeks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the salsa made a pretty dish plus it tasted great. Just throw all the ingredients together and the next day it is ready to serve with chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a big hit at a recent party; lots of people asked me for the recipe. It is beautiful, delicious, easy to make, and it can be made ahead of time. After tasting the finished product, I decided to add about 1/2 cup shredded cheese (Mexican blend is good), 1 finely diced fresh jalapeno and cooked and crumbled bacon bits, about 1/2 cup. The recipe makes a lot, but it would be very easy to cut in half. One of the bonuses of this recipe is that it is relatively healthy and not full of fat, even if you add the cheese and bacon, because you don't get that much in the amount that you would eat per serving. Thank you, Paula. My husband and I both loved to watch your program. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have a blue ribbon from the Virginia State Fair for salsa! This puts mine to shame! I took the advice of previous reviewers and added minced garlic, jarred sweet peppers. I skipped the vinegar and added some of the pepper liquid. Our first outing with this salsa was a topping for the boxed taco kit. It was like a gourmet taco. We have lots of other plans for this stuff! Once again, Paula, you're the best. In a hurry, so only let set in fridge for 3 hours and still outstanding. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great as a dip! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is sooo good. I make a salad with lettuce, chicken strips, cheddar cheese, a little ranch dressing, some crushed tortilla chips and this salsa to make a fabulous salad. It is easy to pile the ingredients into a tupperware container (without the Ranch dressing) and mix it all together when I am at work. Easy, fast and healthy (when I use low fat ingredients). I also add a little minced garlic to the salsa. Once again, thanks Paula for such a wonderful recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good salsa and a general crowd pleaser. Tastes great on anthing: from chips to chicken to a green salad. Make sure to make this in advance as it needs time to sit and flavors meld, at least 4 hours pre party, even the night before. Also, salt here is key, make sure to add enough. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is easy and made in no time. Took to a picnic with lots of younger adults and they all love it!! I added jalepena peppers for a kick and a little garlic salt. I always put a little extra of something in my recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
had EVER. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the recipe twice in one week after I "discovered" it. First for my husband and me and then for a "Latin American" party we attended....Plus since we are health concious it will be a regular in our home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved this recipe! So true, the longer it sits the better it is. Don't expect any left over. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip is great. We ate it plain with chips. then we made some enchiladas and used it as a condiment it was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a great dip to make for entertaining or just a night at home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would suggest you diffently make it for a crowd of adjust your reciepe!! The tast is good but I was exepting more flavor!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
paula deens black bean salsa is perfect for a summer picnic. all of my girlfriends and my husband loved it. its cool, refreshing and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this with chips along with regular salsa and guacamole at a "Build your own gourmet burger" BBQ this Memorial Day Weekend. It was a big hit. People were putting the Black bean salsa on their burgers too! Lots of flavor. I did add a can of original Rotele (drained) for more flavor...and you do have to have it sit in the fridge for several hours before serving for the flavors to mix! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a big hit with my husband. I just added 3 chopped Jalapenos & 2 extra Avocados for a really Tex-Mex kinda Salsa. He ate it 2 days in a row with supper! Linda P. in Virginia item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent salsa. I sauteed onions before adding them and used an ear of corn. item not reviewed by moderator and published
excellent and easy recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very affordable to make, makes a lot, EASY to prepare & best of all tastes Outstanding! I will continue to make this at parties and special occasions at this household. And being my husband is a Marine there are always lots of hungry Marines in my house to feed and they would LOVE this! ~*~SEMPER FI~*~ Tracey N. PROUD wife of a US MARINE 29 Palms, CA item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salsa is fantastic! I brought it to a family function and it got gobbled right up. I e-mailed the recipe to about 5 people. Really really goog with Touch of Lime chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Every time I go to or have a party this is the most requested dish I make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good evn better the next day!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip got geat reviews from everyone who ate it! When someone asked me who I got the recipe from I simply said "Paula"! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe makes a lot of salsa and it is GOOD stuff! We added a bit more red wine vinegar. Yum, thank you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not real big on beans, but this recipe is VERY edible. I love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make and delicious!!!!! I made it for a work luncheon and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. Keep them coming Paula!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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