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How To Make Black Bean And Corn Salad Recipe

Black bean and corn salsa is one of my favorite appetizers/snacks and it’s always a crowd favorite! It has such a deliciously fresh and vibrant flavor with just a perfect blend of ingredients. It is the perfect refreshing dip or topping.

– How to cook black beans? Wash under running cold water, then soak in water for 8 hours or overnight. Discard the soaking water. Take soaked beans and freshwater (1-2 inches above the beans) in the instant pot. Cook on manual for 7 minutes. If not soaked, then cook for 25 minutes. Drain the cooking water and use the boiled black beans in the recipe.

Sweet corn: You can use a 15oz can of corn kernels. But again I would prefer to use fresh ones when in season. Or you can use frozen corn kernels.

– How to cook corn?
Instant pot: Add 1 ½ inch of water to the liner. Put the rack inside and place corn cobs on the rack and cook on manual for 2 minutes. Once cool to touch, remove the kernels.
Microwave: Place corn cobs in the microwave and cook on high power for 3-4 minutes.

How To Make Black Bean And Corn Salad Recipe
How To Make Black Bean And Corn Salad Recipe


How To Make Black Bean And Corn Salad Recipe


  • 1.5-2 cups black beans (canned or cooked from dried)
  • 2 cups corn (canned or thawed/steamed from frozen)
  • 2 large tomatoes (2 cups diced)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 TBSP fresh lime juice plus extra to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prep your veggies, draining and rinsing beans/corn as needed. In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, chopped green onion, and chopped cilantro.
  2. Top with fresh-squeezed lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. For maximum flavor, cover and chill overnight in the refrigerator. (Helloooo meal prep!) If needed, dip may be enjoyed right away or chilled for however much time available.
  4. Season to taste as needed, adding extras of any of your favorites. You can even add some fresh chopped avocado, bell peppers, white onion, or jalapeño to the mix. I love adding spicy jalapeños, extra lime juice, and extra cilantro – delicious!
  5. Serve with crunchy tortilla chips as a tasty dip or serve on top of your favorite protein, tacos, salads, burrito bowls, etc… It’s fantastic every which way!

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