Black Bean and Sweet Corn Pico De Gallo
I love appetizers.
I love foods that are full of flavor, eaten with your hands and often messy.
I’m a connoisseur of buffalo wings, salsas, queso, quesadillas, onion dips, pico de gallo, bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, cream cheese stuffed peppers and more.
I love the food that is easily prepared, easily eaten, finger lickin’ delicious and fun.
When trying to come up with an additional, quick and delicious recipe for our football gathering today, this is what I came up with.
Fresh lime juice, heady cilantro, sweet corn, black beans, jalapenos and fragrant cumin combine to create a delicious chilled and simple appetizer.
Open one (15 oz) can of black beans, drain and rinse
add in one (15 oz) can of sweet corn (drained)
The juice of 3 limes, 1/2 C chopped cilantro, 1 Tbsp cumin, 2 (10 oz) cans of tomatoes and green chilies (drained), 1/2 C finely chopped red onion, and one diced jalapeno
Combine all ingredients and put in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours
Here’s what you need to do. RESIST opening your refrigerator over and over and over just so that you can smell the delicious scent of limes and cilantro and cumin.
Do NOT sneak spoonfuls of this pico de gallo because if you do, there won’t be any left over for your friends.
And trust me, if they find out that you’ve made this and didn’t share — you’ll be in trouble 🙂
This recipe (or close to it) is a favorite around our house! Sometimes we’ll even put it on a flour tortilla, add pieces of avocado and make it into a burrito. Yum-O!
This looks so summery and wonderful. A welcome break from all the holiday fare. YUM!
Awesome pictures! Love the beans 🙂
The photo with the black beans is just genius! So gorgeous with the water droplets. The recipe sounds grand too 🙂
Mmmmh, this looks and sounds awesome! I haven’t had Pico de Gallo in a coon’s age. 🙂 Apparently I’ve been in Germany too long!
This looks so delicious and refreshing!
I love anything with beans so this looks fantastic!! Thanks!
Your Pico De Gallo looks amazing and your pictures are spectacular, Thanks for hosting the link ups!
Yum! That recipe looks great and your pictures are stunning as always!!
Have a great week! Thanks for hosting!
I have a similar salsa recipe without the Ro-tel, I’ll have to try adding that next time. This is not just a delicious dish, it’s pretty too.
Wow, A new spin on an old favorite. I’ve forever had a love affair with pico de gallo. Never thought about adding black beans and corn. This is etched in my memory for the next time I make some.
I adore fresh pico de gallo like this, especially with black beans.
What gorgeous photos! I make almost this same recipe. One of my absolute favorites! I can definitely relate to what you said about not tasting it or you won’t have any left. The first time I made this I ate almost all of it before I put it in the fridge. Now I always make sure to make a double batch.
Thanks for hosting. I am linking up with Mediterranean Eggplant.
Is it weird that I have this big aversion to black beans? I’ve never been able to make myself taste them. I’m so weird and wish I’d get over it, cuz your pico de gallo does look yummy! 🙂
I just love making this! Minus the onions of course! Oh, and sometimes I add avocado.
Picture question. Were you using a flash in your action shots, or do you have tons of lighting in your kitchen. I guess I’m just curious what your settings were, if you don’t mind. I’m terrible at action shots.
I am loving all the chocolate and peppermint recipes!
Even though I don’t care for half of the ingredients in this…you make it look incredibly delicious! How do you do that?!
Swoon! This looks like something I could fall in love with 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!
Appetizers are the best! Football and appetizers just go so well together. I posted my recipe for a jalapeno popper dip that I make for game day. Its very good!
Beautiful pictures, by the way!
Hi Rachel, your photos for the black bean pico de gallo are amazing! I love how you got the water drops to stand out on the beans! Very cool! I am linking up one of my favorite family desert recipes, my mom’s apple cake, which i revised slightly to make it healthier and it turned out great! All the best! Alex
Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!
a recipe like this is a definite pleaser
Looks scrumptious!! I make something similar to this that we call ‘Cowboy Caviar’ in my home. I’m with you on the appetizers – just can’t ever seem to get enough of them. Well, that and dessert, lol.
I make this sometimes – or something very similar – and it is soooo good!
Oh, that’s one of my favorite things but I’ve never tried making myself. Gonna have to now that I have a recipe in front of me!
Love this dip! We must have eaten gallons of it this summer. My kids swarm it like locust and its every man for themselves! LOL
It doesn’t matter if I’ve just eaten, you always get my tummy rumblin’!
I make a similar thing and I love it like crazy. Your pictures are great as always!
Please tell me you’re making this for snack time while y’all are here. Please?
This is one of my favorite garnish’s and often find myself just eating it straight up!!