Hit or Miss – Black Bean Salsa

I’m gonna go ahead and remove all the hit or miss suspense from this black bean salsa recipe.  It’s a 5 star hit with my family and we’ve been making it for several years.  The reason I’m including it in my hit or miss series is because it’s Paula Dean’s recipe and I have to give credit where credit is due!

This black bean salsa made it’s debut into my recipe repertoire when my youngest daughter found it online and decided to make it then and there.  It was love at first bite!

First of all, it’s the easiest thing ever to throw together.  If you have a can opener, a knife and a great big bowl, you can make this salsa.

Here’s a picture of me getting the salsa ready for it’s photo shoot!

Easy Black Bean Salsa

Helpful Hints:  The recipe makes a huge bowl full of salsa, but it’s so easy to only make half.  You can also keep it in the fridge for several days because the longer the ingredients do the tango, the better they get.

I’m crazy for black beans, cilantro, corn and avocado, so, of course, I’m crazy for this salsa.  You can serve it with tortilla chips for dipping, but I also use it as a topping for salad greens, along with lemon cilantro dressing.

You can find the recipe here!

Black Bean Salsa

About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. This looks like the stuff (but better!) that you can get at Chipotle! I have to make this asap! Do you think it’ll be ok without the cilantro? I just don’t really like the taste…

  2. Love love love this recipe! My husband hates beans, unfortunately, but this recipe is perfect for a group! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  3. Yum!! I’m going to have to try this! I love Paula!

  4. The colors are just gorgeous.

  5. Looks delicious! I’ll have to add this to my recipes to try! Thank You!

  6. This looks amazing! And I have to agree with Madaline, it does look like the stuff from Chipotle! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us, I’m pinning it and saving it for later!

    Also, I host a weekly link party on my blog and would love if you’d link up your recipe with us!

  7. I love your blog, Alli. I truly enjoy visiting. Thank you for all that you share with the world. This looks SO good, by the way!

  8. The black bean and corn mix is what got me!!! I am not kidding when I say this…. You know the motto… ‘once you go black.. you never go back’? Well, it is true! I used to gag over the thought of a black bean but now I freaking love them and get excited with the flavor they provide! So show me a recipe with black beans and I am all over that!

  9. I know that is good! I make a Black-eye pea salsa which is very similar. I got the recipe from the Ga. Farm Bureau. I made it this passed weekend for a family dinner. We talked about using black beans instead of the peas. Either way would be super yummy. People can never get enough! Pinning!
    I love me some Paula Deen 🙂

    • We couldn’t be from GA and not love our Paula! 🙂 She grew up in Albany, not far from where I grew up, so a lot of her recipes are also our recipes, right? – a lot of them are just good ole southern staples. 🙂

  10. You had me at corn! So want to make this!

  11. I LOVE black bean salsa (I am part Cuban, after all), and this would so obviously be a hit! 🙂

  12. I think it’s so pretty! I’m not a huge fan of black beans, so I’m not sure if I would like it or not, but I’d give it a try!

  13. This definitely looks like a hit in my book. We are always looking for a different type of salsa to use on my hubby’s famous fish tacos. The typical store bought salsas are always so runny and nobody likes tomato juice running down your arm when you’re trying to eat. I’ll be trying this recipe out for sure! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  14. Yum yum….looks yummy!!!

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.