Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Minoo made this nutritious and healthy Black Bean and Corn Salsa in the Caring Place community kitchen. This recipe is recommended by the Richmond Health Department’s community nutritionist.


This Black Bean and Corn Salsa is an excellent source of folic acid and fiber. You can make this into a meal by wrapping it up in a flat bread and top it off with some seasoned yogurt. This salad is delicious on grilled chicken or fish.



  • 1 540ml tin black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 341ml tin corn kernels, drained
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion or green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (balsamic, wine vinegar, lemon or lime juice)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (canola, olive, corn, etc)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper



_MG_9202_edited-1Cut, chop and dice all the ingredients accordingly.
_MG_9206_edited-1Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by whisking all the dressing ingredients together, until blended.
_MG_9205_edited-1In a large bowl combine the salad ingredients and pour dressing over the salad. Toss to mix.If you would like to bring this salad for a party, keep the dressing separately until they are ready to be consumed.

Here some tips and options for making this salad:

  • no hot sauce – try some red pepper flakes, or finely chop hot pepper
  • no fresh parsley – use 2 teaspoons dried parsley, or substitute with cilantro, basil, mint, thyme or oregano
  • no bell peppers – try chopping up some celery, zucchini, fennel or carrot
  • canned tomatoes will also work when you don’t have fresh ones
  • for a hearty meal, add 2 cups of cooked rice, quinoa or bulgur (you’ll have to add more dressing)
  • some tasty additions to try:
  • toss in some crunchy tortilla chips just before serving
  • toss in some sliced olives, or chopped avocado
  • crumble some feta cheese on top
  • fold in chopped mango for a tropical flavor

Minoo, thank you for sharing such a nutritious recipe.

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  1. xun

    It looks so good, the corn, the beans, the tomatos … Everything is like straight out of a commercial, so sleek, lush and glossy. It is a wonder you keep producing so many recipes with so detailed instructions and so pretty pictures. You need a staff of 10 people for that.

  2. liz

    This is an awsome recipie, “every one” in my family LOVES it, especially when scouping it with corn chips. If some one dose not like raw onions repalce them with chives. If you have a garden you will love this recipie even more.

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