Corn and Black Bean Salsa Recipe (Gluten Free)

By Noreen Doll.

This corn and black bean salsa recipe is especially nice to use when it’s hot and you don’t feel like cooking or heating up the kitchen.

Crafty Journal - Corn and Black Bean Salsa Recipe

You can serve it with chips or roll it in a tortilla, or just eat it with some lettuce.


1 Bell Pepper, diced

1 Onion, diced

3 Cloves Garlic, minced

2 – 16 Ounce cans Tomatoes, chopped and drained

1 -16 Ounce Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed

1 – 16 Ounce Can Whole Kernal Corn, drained

1 – 10 Ounce Can Rotel, drained

How to Make this Corn and Black Bean Salsa recipe.

1. Dice the bell pepper and onion, and mince the garlic and put them in a large bowl.

2. Drain and chop the canned tomatoes if needed. Add to the bowl.

3. Drain and add the beans, corn and Rotel.

4. Mix well and serve.  Or prepare a day ahead so the flavors have time to meld.

Crafty Journal - Corn and Black Bean Salsa Recipe

If you like hotter salsa, you can add crushed red peppers, chopped jalepeno peppers, pepperoncini or other spices.


You can use any kind of beans with this recipe: kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans.

Frozen corn can be substituted for canned corn.

© Noreen Doll

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  1. Hi, this recipe looks good and healthy. I saw it on manic mon.

  2. healthy food,one of my favorite.

  3. Mmm! My mom makes something similar but I love the addition of bell peppers!

    I just started a link up for healthy tips and tricks and this would be a fantastic healthy recipe to share. I’d love if you’d link it up – along with anything else you have that fits the bill!


  4. Looks so good! Always up for a new salsa recipe. Thanks! ~M.

  5. Mmm. I am totally going to make this and roll it up in a tortilla. It looks absolutely delicious. I am so hungry now :( Pinning it on my recipes board for sure!

    If you have time you should link this up at The Blog Strut. We would love to have you!


  6. We are having a heatwave here so I could use this recipe.

  7. I’ve been paying way too much for a black bean and corn salsa at a boutique type grocery store. Glad to have this option. So glad you shared this on BeColorful.

  8. I love how colorful this salsa is, not only does it sound great but it has a lot of visual appeal too!

  9. Yum!

    Thanks for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together x

  10. I have a similar recipe and it’s a favorite in our family. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  11. The salsa looks great and I’d love to try the recipe, but what is “Rotel”?

  12. Thanks for the recipe, Noreen! I love salsa. Your friend, Linda

  13. Rotel is canned tomatoes with green chilies, and it can be quite spicy. There are generic ones as well. They can be found in most grocery stores.

  14. This has always been a favorite of ours! so easy and so yummy!

  15. Corn and black bean salsa is one of my favorite summertime snacks! Thanks for sharing a great recipe at the Pinworthy Project Party at Planned in Pencil!

  16. Yum! Sounds great. Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

  17. Hi Noreen, Thanks for sharing at the party! Sounds so easy & yummy! Hope to see you again soon! Theresa

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