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Mexican black bean and corn salsa with avocado in a brown bowl

Mexican Black Bean, Corn, & Avocado Salsa

This easy black bean and corn salsa is a healthy and hearty side dish, salad, appetizer, or snack that is amazing when paired with grilled chicken or pork as a main dish, and equally perfect for a hearty but healthy dip appetizer for any party or game day! This simple but delicious blend of beans, corn, avocado, red pepper, jalapeño, and a fresh honey lime dressing makes this salsa so good that you might just add it to everything! 
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Condiment, Gluten-free, Main Course, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 467 kcal


  • 3 cups black beans rinsed and well drained
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • ¼ cups red onion minced
  • ½ large red bell pepper diced very small
  • ½ large green bell pepper diced very small
  • 1 medium jalapeno seeds & membranes removed, minced, optional
  • cups cilantro chopped or snipped
  • ¼ cups olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2-3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large avocado diced


  • Combine the black beans, corn, onion, peppers, jalapeño, and cilantro in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, lime juice, honey, garlic, salt, paprika, and black pepper.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the bean mixture and toss to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer, up to overnight.
  • Just before serving, dice the avocado and toss with the salad.


Add the avocado immediately before serving so that it doesn't have time to oxidize and turn brown.


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 950mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1092IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4mg
Keyword black bean, cilantro, corn, dressing, salad, salad dressing, salsa
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