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Summertime is salsa time. Whether you're looking to spice up a weeknight dinner or you're making a big batch of dip to accompany your trusty stash of tortilla chips, salsa is the easy add-on you need. This one is fresh, flavorful, creamy, and crunchy. It packs in the flavor thanks to a delicious mix of spices, herbs, citrus, and a jalapeño chile. The base of this salsa is a combination of black beans and fresh corn kernels; plus, it gets its kicks from cumin, the chile, and splashes of fresh lime juice. Add tomatoes, bell pepper, and red onion for good measure, and you'll have a bowl of the best summer salsa we've ever tasted. This recipe serves 12, but if you're expecting a larger crowd, just break out the big mixing bowls and double the recipe. It's also an easy dish to make as your guests are arriving. Enlist their help with the chopping and mixing, and before you know it, the party will get, as they say, started. If there are any leftovers, they can be kept refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins
Serves 12 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)


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  • Heat a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high until hot. Add corn and oil; cook, stirring occasionally, until corn is browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add cumin; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in bell pepper until combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.

  • Add beans, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño, and salt to corn mixture; toss gently to combine. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve.