This quick and easy Black Bean and Corn Salsa recipe takes just 6 ingredients to make, with no chopping or cutting required!
*Cue the salsa girl emoji.
Did you know salsa is actually the #1 condiment in America? I believe it. I am probably accountable for at least 25% of that. I LOVE salsa.
What I don't love is how much these chopped tomatoes end up costing. At least $3 for a jar I'll use half of on one salad. Not cool man, not cool.
But I'm also super lazy, and can't be bothered with making my own from scratch, because I'm too busy complaining about how much salsa costs. Life is so hard sometimes.
Watch how to make this Black Bean and Corn Salsa (45 sec)
Now I'm gunna be upfront and say that this salsa isn't mind-blowing. It isn't the best salsa you've ever tasted in your life. What I can tell you though, is it is probably the easiest salsa you'll ever make, and beats the pants off buying the pre-made stuff. I call that a win. Plus, if you make your own tortilla chips in the microwave, you can be having homemade chips & salsa in less than 10 minutes!
The key to making this taste like salsa and not simply a can of diced tomatoes, is all in the types of tomatoes you buy. For example,
- Fire roasted & seasoned tomatoes - All the seasonings you would add anyways, and an added smokey flavor. Definitely not your Grandma's can of diced tomatoes.
- Tomatoes with green chiles - Adds that kick in the pants element without setting your pants on fire.
Now this recipe could easily be upgraded with a few simple spices or fresh ingredients, but at its core is a solid salsa. If you want to go the extra mile (you overachiever, you) and add some more flavor, you could add:
- fresh garlic or garlic powder
- crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper
- chopped cilantro or green onion
- chopped peppers & onions (sometimes you can even find these frozen)
Money-Saving Tips for this Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe:
- Use store brands. Opting for store brand for beans or frozen veggies can be more affordable options, without sacrificing flavor or quality.
- Buy in bulk. Purchasing bigger cans of beans or diced tomatoes can be more cost-effective than smaller sizes.
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