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Gear up for game day with this Black Bean and Corn Salsa ... it's colorful, delicious, and takes minutes to make!
Are you a college basketball fan?
With the Big Tournament almost here, I am getting so excited. The best thing about these games is that almost anything can happen. You never really know who will end up on the top, although it's certainly fun to make predictions!
Of course, watching a game is even more thrilling with a crowd, so why not make it a party?
Invite everyone over, then make this yummy Black Bean and Corn Salsa. Simply pair it with Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola® and RITZ® Toasted Pita Crackers, and you have a party!
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Entertaining can sometimes feel like a lot of work, but it doesn't have to be when you serve this mouthwatering Black Bean Salsa.
This homemade salsa is made with fresh, simple ingredients. It also one of those recipes that everyone loves ... total crowd-pleaser here.
And best of all, it only takes minutes to prepare. Which means you'll be enjoying the excitement of the game, instead of being stuck in the kitchen cooking!
I stopped by Target to pick up everything I needed for this recipe, plus my other game day essentials: Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola® and RITZ® Toasted Pita Crackers.
Have you tried the new Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola®? It is sooo good, and your guests will love trying it while watching the game.
And RITZ® Toasted Pita Crackers is perfect for dipping with this delicious corn and bean salsa. It really stands up to the hearty dip.
Black Bean Salsa Ingredients
This vibrant salsa is made with fresh, flavorful ingredients:
- Black Beans
- Corn (frozen is fine)
- Red Onion
- Fresh Lime Juice
A few notes about the ingredients: 1) Feel free to adjust the heat by adding more or less jalapeño. You could also experiment with other peppers ... chipotles would work great. 2) If you're not a fan of cilantro, you can either add less or cut it out all together (try adding flat leaf parsley instead). 3) Have an avocado you need to use up? Add it!
How to Make Black Bean and Corn Salsa
This Black Bean Salsa really is so quick and easy to prepare!
You'll start by prepping the ingredients. Dice all the veggies up to a uniform size, chop the cilantro, and juice the lime.
This salsa has a little kick from the jalapeño, but it's not super spicy. You can easily adjust the heat-level though, by removing the seeds and membranes from the jalapeño or by adding less.
Of course, spicy food lovers will want to crank up the heat by adding more jalapeño ... it's really up to you!
Once you've prepped everything, simply add it all to a big bowl and gently stir together.
The last step is seasoning the salsa to taste with salt, which really helps bring out all the delicious flavors.
Once your Black Bean and Corn Salsa is ready, pair it with RITZ® Toasted Pita Crackers and Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola®.
You are now ready for the Big Tournament!
Don't the bright colors of this easy Black Bean Salsa look beautiful?
And it tastes just as great. This salsa is one recipe that you and your guests won't be able to resist on game day!
By the way, this Black Bean and Corn Salsa recipe is best on the day it's made. If you have any leftovers though, it can be used as a filling for tacos, quesadillas, or burritos. Just make sure to drain it really well first.
You can also serve the salsa as a salad or as a relish for other foods.
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
- 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup corn
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- ¼ cup lime juice
- Combine black beans, corn, tomato, red onion, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl.
- Mix well, then season to taste with salt.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Now that you know how to make this Black Bean Corn Salsa, make sure to stop by Target to pick up the ingredients, plus Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola® and RITZ® Toasted Pita Crackers.
Are you gearing up for the tournament, too?