The Perfect Summer Salsa

This is HANDS DOWN my favorite salsa- and although I make it year-round, it somehow tastes even better in the summer. I use “salsa” but it is more like a side dish or salad. That’s because typically you think of just a little salsa with a lot of chip, but in this case it’s a lot of salsa with a little chip thrown in- or just eat by the spoonful! Okay, okay, you get it, it’s good. But did I mention it’s also easy and healthy??



  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 1 15oz. bag of frozen white corn (or white and yellow mixed)
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup Vidalia onion chopped (or purple onion)
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic


    1. Mix the black beans, corn, tomatoes and onion all together in serving bowl.
    2. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients as dressing.
    3. Pour over the corn and black bean mixture and blend all together. Serve with multi-grain tortilla chips (scoops are best).
      • For those that like cilantro (I do not), add as desired.
      • I always double the recipe if I’m bringing it to a party

And ENJOY! Want a festive drink to go with it? Diet ginger ale with some frozen raspberries thrown in is tasty and easy (in picture below)!


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