Allrecipes Spicy Bean Salsa

Allrecipes Spicy Bean Salsa

Spicy Bean Salsa is a vibrant, flavorful dish that combines the heartiness of beans with the fresh zest of traditional salsa ingredients, all kicked up a notch with some heat. It’s not just a salsa; it’s a robust addition to any table, perfect for dipping, topping, or even as a side. Here’s a recipe that’s easy to make and can be adjusted to suit your heat preference.


  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) corn, drained (or 1 cup fresh/frozen corn, thawed)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped (adjust according to heat preference)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado, diced (optional for added creaminess)


  1. Combine Beans and Vegetables: In a large bowl, mix together the black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onion, green bell pepper, and jalapeño until well combined.
  2. Add Flavor: Stir in the chopped cilantro. Add the lime juice and olive oil, tossing to coat all the ingredients evenly. Sprinkle in the ground cumin, salt, and pepper, adjusting the seasoning to taste.
  3. Avocado (Optional): If using avocado, gently fold it into the salsa just before serving to maintain its shape and freshness.
  4. Chill: For the best flavor, cover and refrigerate the salsa for at least 1 hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together beautifully.
  5. Serve: Enjoy this spicy bean salsa with tortilla chips, over grilled chicken or fish, or as a standalone salad. It’s incredibly versatile!


  • Customize Your Heat: The amount of jalapeño can be adjusted up or down based on your heat preference. For an even spicier version, consider adding a serrano pepper.
  • Freshness Matters: This salsa tastes best when made with fresh ingredients. However, you can substitute with canned or frozen items if fresh ones aren’t available.
  • Storage: Spicy bean salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, making it a great make-ahead option for events.

This Spicy Bean Salsa is a delightful mix of textures and flavors, offering a refreshing yet hearty complement to a variety of dishes. It’s a testament to the versatility of beans and their ability to stand up as the star in even the simplest of recipes. Enjoy this lively addition to your culinary repertoire!

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