Yummy! Maya's Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Tis the season for backyard BBQs and cook-outs.  I have probably mentioned about a hundred times how much I love to chill outside on a warm (not hot. please, not hot) summer night with a cold beer and some great food. One of my favorite things to bring to a BBQ is a recipe from my dear friend, Maya: her black bean and corn salsa.

It is super easy to make, has verdant, bright flavors, and is both healthy and unbelievably delicious.  And it's great on top of chicken and fish too!  It's a nice break from jarred salsa and the mayonnaise-laden salads that every picnic seems to have.  Here's the recipe:


2 cans black beans, rinsed & drained
2 cans corn kernels, rinsed & drained
2-3 Roma tomatoes, diced
3-4 green onions, diced
1 bunch cilantro, diced up small
6 T really good olive oil (just shy of 1/2 cup)
6 T fresh lime juice
lots & lots of salt & pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate until serving (overnight is best--it tastes much better after everything has had a chance to mingle)
Give it a try and let us know what you think!  And if you have any leftovers (impossible) feel free to ship them my way.  Do you have any delicious and healthy summer recipes you'd like to share?  Spill!

See you swoon,


  1. OH MY GOSH this looks amazing! I love cilantro!

  2. Jamie, this is my favorite salsa ever. It's cheap too because you use the canned corn & beans. Owen loves it and asked if it were made with "magic beans." HA. {uh, I am not sure why I can't post this with my Blogger acct!}

  3. Would go great with my guac! Looks crazy easy to make!