Black Bean and Corn Salsa and a Bean Blog Hop

With the weather heating up (and it is scorching here already!) I've got light, bright, fresh, raw salads, salsas, and sauces on the brain. I whipped up this delicious Black Bean and Corn Salsa to top the fish tacos that I just posted about, but I was also eating the leftovers with tortilla chips as a dip. It would be great with grilled chicken or fish as well. In addition to the black beans and corn, I also included pineapple for a hint of sweetness, tomato, cilantro, and lime juice. I could seriously eat this one way or another every day of summer. What are your favorite bean recipes? Link them up in the blog hop below! Black Bean and Corn Salsa
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Black Bean and Corn Salsa
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This light, fresh black bean and corn salsa makes a great topping for fish tacos or grilled chicken, but is also perfect with tortilla chips.
Recipe Type: Condiment
Yield: Makes 3¼ cups
  • 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1¼ cups corn kernels (from 2 ears corn)
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • ½ cup chopped tomato
  • ½ cup packed chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Toss to combine. Season with additional salt, pepper, or lime juice as needed.
  3. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Gluten free, Parve, Vegan, Vegetarian

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  1. Hello Katherine, I’m making this salsa but without pineapple, I’m going to try it with the fruit next time!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

    • Hi Eri! Yes, the pineapple adds a nice, bright touch and just a bit of sweetness. Have a great week!

  2. The salsa sounds fantastic! I’d be tempted to eat it with a spoon… as a salad of course, yeah, that’s it, a salad 😉

  3. What a beautiful salsa!

  4. This salsa looks terrific! Thanks for the link up!

  5. Thanks Katherine! I linked up a beany dessert 🙂

  6. Fantastic salsa. I had never come across a salsa like this one before. Looks very yum 🙂

  7. Love corn and black bean salad. The pineapple is a great addition.

  8. Yum – love corn and black beans together, definitely a winning combination!

    Also – trying to link up, but there’s no button to do so like there usually is. Am I the only one encountering this issue?

    • Thanks Willow!! Also, yikes! A few people have emailed me and indeed the hop seemed to have malfunctioned. I think I’ve fixed the issue and it should be up and running now but let me know if you have any other issues linking up!

  9. As always, thanks for hosting Katherine!

  10. What a great twist to the classic black bean salsa – pineapple! I’ve added mango, but pineapple sounds very interesting. HUM! Might have to try it. 🙂 Timing hop topic – we’re having pinto bean tostadas for supper tonight so I’ve linked up my black bean tostada to your hop. Great hop topic! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Thanks for hosting, Katherine! Have a wonderful!! 🙂

  12. Gorgeous photo as always! Love linking up to your parties!

  13. Katherine, this is my kind of salsa–I don’t like tomato-heavy ones. Black beans and corn are the perfect salsa base in my opinion.

  14. This looks so fresh and tasty … yum 🙂

  15. I love the addition of pineapple! So many great bean recipes to check out – exciting!

  16. that looks incredible!!! as do all your dishes 😉 have a wonderful weekend, Katherine =))

  17. Amazing – the black bean & corn salsa looks great, but the choice of blue plate for this dish is just perfect. I really love this picture Katherine! I never had salsa with pineapples in it. What a creative addition! Have a great weekend!

    • Aw thank you Nami! I got the blue plate in Istanbul – they have the most gorgeous ceramics! And I love pineapple in my salsa, it gives it a nice tang 🙂

  18. Another great idea! I posted the 7 layer burritto!

  19. Stunning my friend – tasty refreshing and full of wonderful flavour combos 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  20. This is really a creative use of flavors! I have seen this type of salsa but never with the pineapple in there. That addition does make it so much better as far as I am concerned. Thanks for posting this, I appreciate this better recipe for salsa! Enjoy the weekend!

  21. My version does not have pineapple, but that’s such a yummy addition! A must try for the summer 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

  22. Your salsa is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting the Bean Blog Hop- so many great recipes!

  23. What a perfect salad for the summer. Love your platter, too!

  24. fantastic that looks absolutely delicious, beans are fantastic. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will be sure to make it in the near future.

  25. I love sweetcorn and pineapple salsa, but never add black beans to it….thanks for sharing the recipe…must give it a try….:-)Loved the bowl you served it in, is it Mexican?

    • My pleasure I hope you enjoy! And thanks – I got the bowl on my recent trip to Istanbul! They have the most gorgeous ceramics there and so inexpensive. It was only a few dollars!

  26. Wow..awesome presentation, and the salsa looks really yum. I am in love with your serving bowl 🙂

  27. I love love this kind of salsa, way better and delicious than the tomato ones. I could eat this all day!

  28. I absolutely love salsa, they go so well with everything. Love your photo too, and your plate, it’s so colourful 😀

  29. What a refreshing colorful salsa Katherine! Very appropriate for this time of the year!

  30. A very colourful and appetizing salsa! The serving plate looks beautiful too.

  31. Your plates are fabulous. I have some similar that we purchased in Mexico. I could eat this dish every day as well…with a chip or just with a spoon. Just tried fish tacos out on the Oregon Coast last week. Yum!

    • Thanks Sarah!! The plate and bowls in the background are from my recent trip to Istanbul – I fell head over heels in love with their pottery and lucky for me it was dirt cheap! And I totally ate a lot of this with chips…and then with a spoon 🙂

  32. This sounds incredible K! I haven’t seen so many bean recipes together. Thank you for hosting this bloghop. I’m going to bookmark this right away.

  33. I love salsa of every description. And I just happen to have a load of fresh pineapple right now. Hmm, I wonder what’s for dinner tonight? Good recipe – thanks.

  34. This looks incredibly delish especially with the pineapple! A must try for me!

  35. My very favourite black bean and corn salsa, simple delicious honest…. yum

  36. what a beautiful & refreshing salsa! adore the bright colours of the plate and bowls!


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