Black beans and corn salsa is an easy appetizer when served with tortilla chips or delicious as part of a meal on top of chicken.
This black beans and corn salsa is similar to my cowboy caviar recipe except is only has black beans and the dressing is homemade. I love having this salsa with chips, tacos, quesadillas, and chicken!
How To Make Black Beans and Corn Salsa
Start by mixing up a simple dressing. Whisk together lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
What kind of vinegar should I use?
I used white vinegar because that is what I had on hand but you can also use red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar. Or substitute the vinegar with lemon juice.
Can I use bottled salad dressing?
Yes, you can use bottled dressing instead of making the mixture above. I recommend using 1/4 cup of zesty Italian dressing.
Put the corn, black beans, sliced tomatoes, minced onion, and chopped cilantro in a medium size bowl.
What else can I add to black beans and corn salsa?
This is one of those recipes that is so adaptable. You can add more ingredients that you like and take away the ones you don’t. If you find you are adding a larger volume of ingredients, you may need to make additional dressing. Here are a few suggestions:
- bell peppers
- green chiles
- green onions
Top with the dressing mixture and stir to combine. Then, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
How do you make black beans and corn chicken?
You can use the black beans and corn salsa to make chicken in the slow cooker! Put four chicken breasts in the crockpot and sprinkle them taco seasoning.
Top the chicken breasts with the black beans and corn salsa. Add 1 cup of water and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Shred the chicken, return it to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Serve over cilantro lime cauliflower rice or white rice.
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