Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Chips and salsa is the ultimate in easy potluck offerings. It’s easy, it’s fresh, everyone loves it. If you have even a few minutes and want to take your chips and salsa to the next level, give this one a try.

The sweet corn, tomatoes, and black beans offer a delicious mixture in textures and flavors; the seasonings are just right, and the jalapenos add a bit of kick. You’ll be coming back again and again for more!

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Adapted from Taste of Home

You’ll need:

  • 1 bag (16 oz) frozen sweet corn
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (or 6-8 tomatoes, diced)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 cup cilantro, minced
  • 4 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin

1. Put the sweet corn in a pot, cover with water. Bring to just a boil, and drain. Prepare the rest of your ingredients by draining/rinsing/dicing/mincing.

2. Combine corn, beans, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and jalapenos in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup lime juice. Mix thoroughly.

3. Sprinkle salt, garlic powder, and cumin on top. Mix together until the spices are distributed throughout.

If you have the time, let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours (or overnight) to let the flavors do their thing. If you don’t have that kind of time, no fear–it’s delicious right after you finish mixing. Serve with tortilla chips, and get ready for the stampede of people requesting seconds.

If you’re interested….make your own fajita spice mix and the most delicious cookies.


Welcome to the first day of summer. The calendar has made the season official. Summer is upon us. Joy!

Here are some recipes to get you in the spirit of summer eats.

Stuffed Strawberries: Cream cheese and powdered sugar, stuffed into a strawberry.

Summertime Noodles with Sweet Balsamic Dressing: a cold pasta dish filled with fresh, summer veggies.

Grilled Pizza: I had no idea. I can’t wait to try it. Maybe even chicken breast pizza style.

Strawberry Whipped Cream: light, airy and perfect for a summery cake.

Marshmallows and graham crackers: it’s not summer without a s’more!

Lemon Sorbet: four simple ingredients to one refreshing dessert.

Strawberry Lime Granita: four ingredients as well, and sugar free to boot!

Grilled Sweet Corn and Beer Can Chicken: some things just go together.

Homemade Ranch Dressing: ‘Tis the season for salads and veggie dipping.

Prosciutto Wrapped Caprese Chicken Wraps: Yum.

Ice Cream Sandwiches: Just like you find in the store. Just infinitely better.

Iced Coffee: Who needs Starbucks?

Lemonade: From real lemons. With real sugar. Summer in a glass.

I wanna know: What are some of your favorite summer recipes? Link up!