This stuff is AMAZING.  It’s quick and easy to throw together, and I made it for a BBQ I’m going to today, so I thought I’d share. The recipe is my mom’s.

  • 1 lb frozen sweet white corn – don’t bother thawing, just dump it in.
  • 1 can black beans (the plain ones with just salt, not seasoned), drained and rinsed well
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, very finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, very very finely minced
  • zest of 1 lime

Dressing: 1/2c lime juice, 1/2c olive oil, salt and pepper to taste (I like lots of pepper)

If you just HAVE to have cilantro, you can add some, but I can’t stand the stuff.  If I’m going to double the recipe, I usually double everything but the corn (’cause 2 lbs of corn is a TON) and make the dressing with 3/4c juice and oil.  It works out well. 

Serve cold (it’s best if it sits a few hours before you eat it) with tortilla chips or on its own as a side dish with grilled chicken.

Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa
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3 thoughts on “Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa

  • August 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm


    Looks very good! And you are right, cilantro is disgusting, and chefs need to get over their obsession with it like two years ago. 😉

  • August 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Oh, wow, that sounds awesome! NOM!

    (I also agree with you about cilantro. It tastes like Palmolive to me, although I suspect that it’s really that Palmolive is supposed to be cilantro scented. Still! Dish soap! Dish soap does not belong in my foods!)
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    • August 5, 2009 at 3:49 pm

      @Anjela: I’m told that a certain percentage of the population thinks that cilantro is the most amazing, awesome thing ever. And the other percentage thinks it tastes like dirt, or worse. Surprisingly, there seem to be very few folks in the middle!

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