Black Bean and Corn Dip – Mexican Inspired

If you are looking for a quick and easy item to take for a picnic, try this Black Bean and Corn Dip (salsa). It takes just minutes to make and is served with Tortilla chips. Also serves as a great make ahead appetizer for your parties at home. It’s fresh, healthy and your friends will be asking for more!


Black Beans – 15 oz can, drained & rinsed
Whole Kernel Sweet Corn – 15 oz can, drained
Onion – 1/2 medium, finely chopped
Bell Pepper – 1/2 , finely chopped
Tomato – 1 large, finely chopped
Jalapenos – de-seeded and finely chopped to taste
Cilantro – 5 sprigs, finely chopped
Salt – to taste
Lime Juice – to taste
Taco Seasoning – 2 tbsp or to taste


1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Allow the mixture to marinate for approximately 30 minutes.
3. Serve with Corn Chips.

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0 thoughts on “Black Bean and Corn Dip – Mexican Inspired

    1. Hi Sony,

      Cream cheese may be a little thick to mix in but sour cream or a mixture of softened cream cheese plus sour cream may be a better option. It will not ruin the recipe but the outcome will definitely be different. The original version is more like a fresh salsa.

  1. Hi Hetal & Anuja

    Can I use bean mix instead of just black beans? And you have said ‘Whole Kernel’ sweet corn ? Where do we buy that? Any brand names?

  2. Hi H & A

    Very simple and quick one along with being nutricious!

    Can you tell me what are these small square tray like things in which you have served the bean mix.

    Can the Tacco shells be used to serve them?


    1. Hi Alka,

      We have used Tostitos Scoops (corn tortilla chips) to serve them. You really cannot fill them and keep them (it is only for the picture so you get an idea of what kind of chips to use) else they will get soggy. Just keep a bowl of chips nearby.

      1. Hi Hetal,

        Thanks for your jet speed reply…!

        Obviously, I understand that the chips are to be used only while eating the salad.

        I am enjoying cooking these days and am glued to your SMTC almost every day 🙂

    1. Priya,

      Taco seasoning can be bought at any American store, such as Jewel, Dominicks and even smaller food stores should carry it and also Hispanic Grocery stores should definitely have it. If you have stores like Sams or Cosco near you, I recommend you go there. You will get more with less money.

      I hope this helps.

  3. hi Hetal & Anuja
    What do you mean by ” marinate” I don’t understand that. Can you
    Kindly explain? Thanks & keep up the good work both of you….

    1. Marinating means to soak foods in a seasoning, often acidic or citric, in order to allow the flavors to seep into the food. So, once you marinate the salad, the lime/lemon juice seeps into the beans, corn and veges and flavors the whole dish as opposed to just flavoring the outsides.
      Hope that helps:)

  4. We made this dip over the 4th of July weekend and it was super easy and delicious, two of my favorite combo!

    Also, a lot of grillin’ going on during summer, could you please provide grilling recipes for Veggies? We grilled paneer last year with mushrooms, bellpeppers, onions, etc. and it turned out excellent. But, I want more ideas….


  5. another easy breezy recipe! I love corn chips… I’m sure it’s a fabulous combo!cant wait to try! I made your dates n walnut cake nd its up on my blog :@ it was much loved… Delicious to the lasr bite!!

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