Spicy Black Bean Salsa

    10 minutes

    A nice summer salsa that's a little more filling. Serve with plenty of tortilla chips - this is very addictive!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1,420g can black-eye or red kidney beans
    • 1,420g can black or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1,420g can sweetcorn kernels, drained
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 medium green pepper, seeds removed and chopped
    • 50g diced jalapeno peppers or to taste
    • 1 400g can diced tomatoes, drained
    • 250ml (1 cup) Italian-style salad dressing
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a medium bowl, combine black-eye beans, black beans, corn, onion, green pepper, jalapeno peppers and tomatoes. Season with Italian-style salad dressing and garlic salt; mix well. Cover, and refrigerate overnight to blend flavours.

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    Oh my God! I have been making this salad for ever, not this one exacly but a version of it. Since I'm from Guatemala, all the salsa-like dishes are very popular. No only is this delicious but also healthy and hip-friendly. What I do different is that instead of the dressing i use lemon, salt, pepper and just a little olive oil. This helps to enhace the flavor of the other ingredients, not fight them. I use about 1/4 cup of fresh, chopped cilantro (the flavor secret herb!), fresh chopped tomatoes (you are going to see the difference in flavor, consistency and low the sodium), 1 clove of fresh garlic instead of the powder one. I use the beans i cook (we always have home cooked beans in almost every home in Guatemala)but have try the canned ones, just rinse them and let them dry, the same with the sweet corn. The jalapeno is optional for me, since i don't like spice food I leave out, but for the guys I added. One last thing, let stand on the fridge for at least 1 day to let all the flavors come together.  -  22 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe goes in my "all time best" file! Excellent flavor. I did make a couple of changes for the better: Use green onion (3 w/tops) instead of regular onion, used 1 cup of frozen super sweet corn instead of canned, used 3-4 pieces of minced garlic instead of the powder, used chopped grape tomatoes instead of canned, used Good Seasons Zesty Italian following the lower fat recipe on the package, added a big pinch of chili powder, cumin and salt. There has never been one bit of this left! You will love it!  -  24 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have to agree with everyone, its definately addicting! I, like others, added a little cilantro, two fresh tomatoes, and two cloves of garlic. Because the chips I served were salty, I left off the Zesty Italian Dressing, and used an additional can of Mexican style stewed tomatoes. With the additional ingredients it tasted more like a salsa rather than a salad.  -  26 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)