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Easy Black Bean Salsa

May 12, 2024
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

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Easy Black Bean Salsa—a total flavor booster that's perfect for dipping, scooping, and topping all your faves! Whether you're loading up tacos, nachos, or just diving in with chips, this salsa adds a tasty kick to every bite.

Easy Black Bean Salsa

Whipping up a quick and flavorful salsa doesn't get easier than this Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe. In just 5 minutes, you can have a vibrant + zesty salsa ready to serve alongside your favorite chips or as a topping for tacos, salads, and more. It's bursting with fresh flavors and perfect for any occasion. Completely Vegan + Gluten-free.

Up close shot of black bean salad in a black bowl with a gold spoon.

With the weather warming up, I'm soaking up all the fresh flavors, and right now, I'm totally hooked on this Easy Black Bean Salsa. I often make it with leftovers from my Pico De Gallo Chunky Salsa when I want to add extra protein + texture. It's my go-to for snacking with tortilla chips, loading onto nachos, topping tacos, salads, burrito bowls—you name it! If you're a salsa fan and love a little heat don't miss out on my Spicy Restaurant Style Salsa next—it's a game-changer!

This salsa recipe isn't just delicious --- it's also incredibly simple. By using canned beans, you can whip it up in just 5 minutes! If you already have pico de gallo salsa in the fridge, even better—it's a total time-saver. Trust me, it's a crowd-pleaser that always gets scooped up until there's none left. With just a few easy steps, you'll be snacking away in no time. It's the perfect addition to any gathering or as a topping for your favorite recipes!

If you love dipping, then you absolutely have to try these next --- Whipped Feta Pesto Dip, Classic Hummus, Easy Garlic Herb Three Bean Dip, and this Healthy Green Goddess Salad Dip or, if you are a big lover of spicy flavors, then this smooth and velvety Vegan Jalapeños Queso Dip is for you!

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Why You Will LOVE This Easy Black Bean Salsa

  • Bursting with bold + fresh flavors.
  • Elevates any dish to a flavor fiesta + it's loaded with protein
  • Quick + easy
  • Fresh, tangy, and oh-so-addictive taste.
  • The perfect crowd-pleasing scoopable party dip!
  • So much better than store-bought!
  • Versatile - Great on nachos, tacos, salads, and more.
Drained + rinsed Black beans in a bowl.

How To Make Easy Black Bean Salsa

First up you will need to make your Pico de Gallo Chunky Salsa then in a bowl, add the black beans + salsa together, mixing together until combined. Voilà. THAT'S IT!!

Ingredients

BLACK BEAN SALAD:

  • Canned black beans. Drained + rinsed (You can also use cooked black beans as well)
  • Pico de Gallo Chunky Salsa. See the recipe HERE.

SHOP MY FAVORITE TOOLS FOR COOKING, ESPECIALLY FOR THIS SALSA!

Here, I’ve curated a list of baking + cooking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite dishes, especially with this Easy Black Bean Salsa. Everything from my fave loaf pan, wooden spoons, parchment paper, and more. SEE THEM HERE!

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Are Black Beans Healthy?

Absolutely! Black beans are super healthy. They're packed with protein, fiber, vitamins + minerals. Eating them can help keep your digestion in check, boost your energy levels, and even support your heart health. When you're picking up canned black beans, go for the ones with no added salt or preservatives.

Black bean salad in a bowl with a gold spoon, crackers, and tomatoes.

How To Serve Black Bean Salsa

While it's a no-brainer to dunk tortilla chips into this salsa, there are plenty of other tasty ways to enjoy it. Here are some yummy ideas:

Black bean salad in a bowl with a gold spoon.

Easy Black Bean Salsa Q + A's

How to store leftovers?

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. When serving, either enjoy cold or heated is OK.

Can i make this salsa recipe ahead of time?

You can make this salsa ahead of time and store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator prior to serving. Also, you can cook the black beans (if using dry beans) and store them in separate airtight containers until ready to make the salad as well.

Can I adjust the spiciness of Pico De Gallo Salsa?

Absolutely! You can customize the spiciness of the salsa by adding more or less jalapeño peppers according to your taste preferences.

Can i make a bigger batch?

Yes just double or triple the ingrediets!

Can I use dried black beans instead of canned?

Yes, you can use cooked dried black beans instead of canned ones. Just be sure to cook them according to package instructions and let them cool before using in the salsa.

My Fave Snacks + Appetizers

If you love this Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe as much as I do, you won’t want to miss these appetizers + snack recipes:

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Black bean salad in a bowl with a gold spoon, crackers, and tomatoes.

Easy Black Bean Salsa

May 12, 2024
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Whipping up a quick and flavorful salsa doesn't get easier than this Easy Black Bean Salsa recipe. In just 5 minutes, you can have a vibrant + zesty salsa ready to serve alongside your favorite chips or as a topping for tacos, salads and more. It's bursting with fresh flavors and perfect for any occasion. Vegan + Gluten-free.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2 cups

Ingredients

BLACK BEAN SALAD:

  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained + rinsed (You can also use 1 ½ cups of cooked black beans as well)
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo Chunky Salsa
  • Tortila chips, pita chips, Naan bread, etc.

Instructions

TO MAKE THE BLACK BEAN SALAD:

  • In a bowl, add the black beans and Pico de Gallo Chunky Salsa, mixing together until combined.
  • To serve, enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips, pita chips, Naan bread, over nachos, atop tacos, salads, burrito bowls, in quesadillas, etc.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. When serving, either enjoy cold or heated is OK.
  • MAKE AHEAD: You can make this salsa ahead of time and store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator prior to serving. Also, you can cook the black beans (if using dry beans) and store them in separate airtight containers until ready to make the salad as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 0.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 0.03g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 0.02IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 0.2mg | Iron: 0.01mg

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