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Close up of a bowl filled with black bean corn salsa with tomato, red onion, cilantro and lime wedges.

Black Bean Corn Salsa

Enjoy this easy-to-make, fresh and flavorful black bean and corn salsa. It’s the perfect addition to any Mexican-inspired meal!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican-inspired, Vegan
Keyword Black bean and corn salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 158kcal



  • 2 cups black beans (19oz/540 mL can drained and rinsed; 345 g)
  • 2 cups corn (300 g), I use frozen corn
  • 1 cup tomato , chopped (180 g)
  • cup onion , minced (38 g)
  • cup cilantro , minced (10 g)
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon oil , I use avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice , about ½ large lime
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Step 1: Prep Ingredients

  • Drain and rinse a can of black beans, then add to a large mixing bowl.
    2 cups black beans
  • If using frozen corn, cook it in the microwave or a small pot on the stove. Drain away any excess water.
    2 cups corn
  • Remove seeds from your tomato and finely chop it.
    1 cup tomato
  • Mince the onion.
    ⅓ cup onion
  • Wash and mince some cilantro. I like to remove the large stems before I chop it.
    ⅓ cup cilantro
  • Mince a clove of garlic.
    1 clove garlic
  • Juice a lime.
    1 tablespoon lime juice

Step 2: Mix and Serve

  • Add all ingredients to the mixing bowl.
    2 cups black beans, 2 cups corn, 1 cup tomato, ⅓ cup onion, ⅓ cup cilantro, 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 teaspoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Stir until everything is mixed through.
  • Serve! You can serve right away or chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes for best flavor.



Accuracy of nutrition information cannot be guaranteed (certain ingredients may not have all nutrients listed in the database); amounts may vary (and will vary depending on brands of ingredients used); all nutrition fact values rounded to the nearest whole number.
Recipe nutrition analysis only considers the black bean and corn salsa, not tortilla chips or anything else used to serve.


Serving: 1Serving (⅙ of recipe) | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg