Spice Up Your Tacos with Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Are you looking for a delicious and flavorful topping for your tacos? Look no further! This quick and easy corn and black bean salsa is the perfect addition to any Mexican-inspired dish. With just a few pantry staples and some fresh ingredients, you can whip up this tangy and refreshing salsa in no time.

A Refreshing Twist on Traditional Salsa

Unlike your typical jarred salsa, this black bean and avocado salsa brings a whole new level of freshness to the table. Ripe tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice brighten the flavors of canned beans and corn, creating a truly delightful combination. It’s a versatile dish that can be served as an appetizer or as a side to your everyday meals. Try it with some cooked chicken or even on top of our famous Cajun Shrimp Tacos!

Ingredients for Corn and Black Bean Salsa

To make this irresistible bean salsa, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tomatoes: Any ripe tomatoes will do, but Roma tomatoes work particularly well. You’ll need about 1 ½ cups diced.
  • Corn: Canned or frozen corn will work perfectly.
  • Black beans: Boost the protein and fiber content.
  • Red onion: Adds a sharp and sweet flavor. If your family isn’t a fan of raw onion, you can leave it out and still enjoy the salsa.
  • Avocado: Provides a creamy contrast to the other ingredients.
  • Fresh cilantro: Essential for that fresh salsa taste.
  • Lime: Adds a burst of freshness.
  • Salt: Perfectly enhances the overall flavor.
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Canned or Fresh?

For convenience, canned or frozen corn and canned black beans are the way to go. Using fresh ingredients would require additional steps, like cooking the corn and beans. Save yourself some time and head straight to your pantry.

When it comes to tomatoes, fresh is the way to go. Canned tomatoes have a different aftertaste that could alter the flavor of the salsa.

Take a minute to watch how easily this corn and black bean salsa comes together!

Make Ahead for Easy Enjoyment

This salsa is perfect for preparing ahead of time. However, if you’re planning to make it in advance, hold off on adding the avocado until just before serving. This will prevent it from turning brown in the fridge. You can prep the corn and black bean mixture and keep it fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Pair this salsa with some easy-baked tacos and you’ll have a crowd-pleasing meal that’s sure to satisfy the whole family.

More Salsa Inspiration

Salsa is a staple in my household, and I have plenty more recipes up my sleeve for you to try. Check out these easy and delicious salsa ideas that are perfect for dipping chips, topping tacos, or adding a burst of flavor to any dish:

  • Pineapple Salsa
  • Avocado Salsa
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Easy Blender Salsa
  • Homemade Jarred Salsa

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and let’s get started! And don’t forget to check out Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for all your BBQ sauce needs. Happy cooking!

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Corn and Black Bean Salsa