Black Bean Salsa

black bean salsa no corn

With football season in full swing, I’m always on the lookout for dishes that make game day snacking fun, but don’t leave you with a “snack hangover”. This black bean salsa is a great choice to bring to a tailgate or party…or just to whip up before the Saturday afternoon game.

Full of fiber-rich black beans and colorful fresh veggies, this is one party dish you can feel great about serving. After all, it’s basically a salad! Just keep the chips to a reasonable portion and you’re all set.


1/2 large cucumber, peeled and diced
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 large yellow pepper, diced
1 Tbsp. minced jalapeno pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 clove garlic, minced
4 roma or hot house tomatoes, diced
Juice of 1 lemon or lime
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder


1.  Mix all ingredients together, chill. Serve with tortilla chips.

2.  This is also great served over grilled chicken, pork, or salmon.

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