Black Bean Salsa

Last week I mentioned that I was on a little bit of a dip craze so it shouldn’t be surprising that I have another dip to share with you today. This time however, I strayed away from the creamy variety and decided to go in the chunky salsa direction. But this is not just any salsa. Sure it has tomatoes in it, but alas they are not the stars. Instead black beans take the stage. There are also special appearances by onion, fresh cilantro, chili powder, cumin and, just for a little kick, some cayenne pepper.

Chips and salsa is one of my all time favorite snacks. And I have pretty high expectations when I hear the world salsa. I automatically think tons of tomatoes, onions, spicy peppers, garlic and a little cilantro. The last thing I would ever think of is beans in my salsa, that is until I tried black bean salsa. The beans add a lovely velvety texture and create a nice change of pace from the traditional tomato base salsa. It’s also worth noting that black beans are actually really healthy for you as they are full of dietary fiber and antioxidants.  So this salsa is delicious and healthy for you. Love it when that happens.

The Recipe

  • Maekes 1 cup
  • Prep time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors mingle. The longer the better.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips.

Enjoy!

  • http://thezoeblog.blogspot.com zoe

    Mm love black beans. Great easy dip!

  • http://www.inspiredfoodie-josipa.com inspiredfoodie-josipa

    I saw a a photo on tastespotting and i had to check out the recipe cause i`m making a salsa for my mother`s birthday… this is a great idea and looks so delicious…

  • http://www.ecurry.com Soma

    you know with a recipe like this, i don’t even need chips. i am known to eat this with a spoon, after spoon just by itself.

  • http://foodiewithlittlethyme.blogspot.com cassie

    I want this for dinner tonight.

  • Britta

    I LOVED this dip. I ate it so fast I can’t believe I even tasted it. The flavors are all amazing. It is also really filling. I agree with Soma…I could’ve eaten this with a spoon! But multigrain tortilla chips were also amazing with it. Thank you for the recipe.

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