Zingy Bean Salsa

zingy bean salsa recipe with beans, pepper, tomato, corn, onion and cilantro

This hearty salsa recipe is full of flavor and with its many colors is as fun to look at as it is to eat it!  It is also extremely versatile.  Try it as a dip with corn chips, as a filling in a tortilla wrap, as a topping on a veggie burger, or as a perfect pot-luck salad (see note).



1 15-oz can black beans
1 15-oz can pinto beans
2 cups corn
1 ½ cups chopped tomatoes
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
½ cup minced red onion
1/3 cup minced cilantro

¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup fresh lime juice (or red wine vinegar)
1 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
½ cup crumbled feta cheese (optional- for an extra zing!)


COMBINE: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Cover and let marinade in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving for maximum flavor.  Though flavorful, this salsa is very mild.  If you prefer a spicy salsa, feel free throw in some minced hot peppers- but start with just a little, you can always add more.  Serve however you’d like!  (see ideas at top of page.)


Note: This salsa can be converted into a delicious salad – a perfect side dish to bring to a pot-luck dinner or to simply enjoy in your own home.  To the already prepared salsa, add:

4 cups prepared quinoa or brown rice
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
2-3 Tbsp lime juice (or red wine vinegar)
½ tsp salt (or to taste)

6 Responses to Zingy Bean Salsa

  1. Nicky says:

    I am now a follower! I try to fix a few vegetarian meals each week for my kids and you have some GREAT recipes! So glad I found you guys through Sweet Anne 🙂

  2. Krista says:

    Yum.. this bean salsa sounds delicious. I like the idea of adding the feta cheese. Unique!

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Oh my, I am in love with this! Pinned! Thank you so much for linking up at What’s in Your Kitchen Wednesday!

  5. Perfect salsa. I bet this would be great over grilled fish too. All the fresh veggies and cilantro would really perk up the canned beans.

  6. Ali says:

    Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday!

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