Slammin’ Superbowl Salsa with Black Beans and Corn

Whenever I have open hours at Strawberry Fields, I try to bring in something healthy for customers to nibble while they ask me nutrition questions. Last time, I brought a homemade salsa with black beans, corn and cilantro to eat with tortilla chips. I’m happy to say it was a hit!

However, I’m also embarrassed to say the following exchange happened with a customer.





Just call me Jessie, RD (Recreation D-oblivious).

What I do know is this salsa is delicious. It’s a flavorful alternative to the heavy cream- and mayo-based dips so popular with the sports-watching crowd. While I don’t plan to watch the Superbowl, I might make this salsa anyway. It makes a delicious snack, after all. Serve with whole grain chips or veggies for an extra-healthy treat.




A parting shot: sample cups of salsa and chips at Strawberry Fields:


Slammin’ Superbowl Salsa with Black Beans & Cilantro

  Prep Time: 10 minutes

  Keywords: vegan vegetarian beans corn Super Bowl

Ingredients (4 cups)

  • 1-1/2 cups corn (fresh, frozen or canned – 15 oz. bag or can)
  • 1-1/2 cups black beans, canned (15 oz.)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 scallions, green sections sliced
  • 3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small red or orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced


If using frozen corn, defrost by laying on a towel-lined baking sheet for 45 minutes. If using canned corn, rinse in colander. Rinse beans in colander to remove excess salt.

In a large bowl, add corn, black beans, chopped tomatoes, red onion, scallions, cilantro, bell pepper, and lime juice. Stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine. Serve with chips or cut-up veggies.

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Q: Will you watch the Superbowl this weekend? What are your favorite sports snacks?


  1. I love anything with corn & cilantro in it! And don’t feel bad…I didn’t even know the Super Bowl was next weekend… :/

  2. I want to make this right now – so fresh and colorful! Those customers are lucky to have you! Haha, I’m going to see a play that Sunday – there were lots of good seats available 😉

  3. I make a very similar salsa, and we love it. I’m sure the Super Bowl will be watched in our house, and I may see parts of it…

  4. I hate to say it, but that’s hilarious! I’ve had moments like that before too..they happen all the time actually. Last weekend I had a moment where I told someone I made “Buffalo Beef Nachos”. Umm, buffalo beef? I don’t think that exists.
    The salsa sounds wonderful. It’s gorgeous too!!

    1. lol Gina! I’m glad I’m not the only one 😉

  5. I don’t blame you for not following football. If my husband weren’t such a die hard I’d have no clue that the super bowl is this weekend.

  6. i totally forgot about the superbowl also and do not plan on watching it or observing any superbowl traditions..but this salsa definitely has to happen. Love these fresh flavors!

  7. What is the superbowl? I just love the houpla so I can eat all the snacks! This looks delicious – and I love the cartoon!

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