Balsamic Black Bean Salsa

I have lost track of how many times I have made this salsa.  It has been my go to appetizer for the last few months whenever I am asked to bring something to a potluck.  Every time I have made it I’ve been asked for the recipe – that’s a good sign it is definitely a keeper.

This recipe comes from my friend Melanie over at My Kitchen Cafe –  my go to food blog for recipes that don’t disappoint!

black bean salsa

Not only is it delicious but the colors are so pretty!  Love the contrast of the yellow corn against the black beans.

Be sure and drain the corn and black beans.  But I have to admit, I guess I didn’t read the recipe close enough the first time I made it.  The recipe says to “drain most of the liquid from the salsa before serving.”  Well, I missed that part and served it with the liquid and loved it.  I have made that way every time.  It does make it a bit “souper” but I think the flavors of the balsamic vinegar, salsa verde and lime juice are so yummy together I thought it just made it better.  So you choose!

You will want to refrigerate the salsa before serving.  The time in the refrigerator allows those flavors to meld together more and make it even more delicious

Thanks Melanie for another winner!
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Balsamic Black Bean Salsa
  • 1 - 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 -15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained well
  • ½ medium onion finely chopped (about ⅓ cup) I used a red onion
  • ½ C finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1- 7 oz. can salsa verde (I used Herdez brand)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ C balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap
  2. Let the salsa marinade for a few hours or overnight before serving
  3. Drain most of the liquid from the salsa before serving
  4. Serve with tortilla chips
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    This looks so tasty! It’s been so hot here; I don’t want to turn on the stove to cook anything. I can’t wait to have this as part of our dinner tomorrow night!

  2. says

    Your pictures are gorgeous, Leigh Anne! I’m so glad this appetizer has been such a hit. I, for one, can eat the entire bowl, so it’s probably a good thing I’m not at the parties where you are serving it!

  3. MelanieL says

    I’ve seen this on My Kitchen Cafe! Looks good LA, I’ll be making this over the weekend:) I’m still trying to convince my kids that beans are good, maybe on a chip they’ll try it!

  4. MelanieL says

    Also I’d like to add that I just love your tablecloth, it’s so pretty and always gives your yummy food dishes a nice background!

  5. Sarah says

    Ooh! I am going to try this! Your recipes never disappoint, so I’m sure I’ll love it! And I agree about your tablecloth. I’ve been looking at our thrift stores and antique stores trying to find one like it! It’s so pretty!

  6. Debra says

    This was a great recipe. The only thing I omitted was the cilantro, but everything else was just as the recipe was written. My husband and I both loved it. My husband even suggested maybe adding a few drops of liquid smoke for a slight smokey flavor might make it interesting. Thanks, again, for all of your delicious recipes and for a great blog!

  7. MamaCarole says

    Oh my gosh!!! I made this and almost ate half of it. I was just tasting it and couldn’t stop eating it. The dip hasn’t even had a chance to ‘meld’ in the fridge. Yummy!!!!

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