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Black bean and cilantro salsa

Jerry Stratton, January 28, 2003

An incredible salsa, filled with cilantro and other bright flavors. It is also very easy to make and can be whipped up in a few minutes.

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 can crisp corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Let rest in refrigerator for at least a few minutes before serving.

If you can mix it ahead of time by a few hours, the flavors will have a chance to “settle” and the vegetables a chance to “cook” in the lemon juice.

This goes great with tortilla chips, quesadillas, and meats.

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