Grilled Corn Black Bean Salsa (Vegan/GF)

Grilled Corn and Black Bean SalsaDid your 4th of July celebration include eating spicy grilled corn on the cob? I made sure to grill enough extra ears to make this grilled corn black bean salsa. The rich smoky flavor from the corn becomes thoroughly infused into the salsa, making this black bean salsa even more interesting. It’s a very tempting salsa, so go easy on the tortilla chips.

Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Last week, I made some Sichuan style grilled corn that uses 6 ingredients. Adding this strong pungent smoky flavored corn to a black bean salsa turned out to be a great idea for a party salsa recipe.  Without adding any extra spicy peppers, such as chili or Jalapeño, this black bean salsa has just the right amount of spiciness.

Grilled Corn and Black Bean SalsaActually, I really like it to be this way. This level of spiciness doesn’t overpower those great smoky flavors. The addition of some chopped red onion gives it a little bit of a sweet-spicy taste with a crunchy texture. It’s definitely a fun party salsa when scooping it up with crispy and crunchy tortilla chips.

Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa

However, tortilla chips are not the only choice when serving this high fiber and protein salsa. Unlike most store-bought salsa in a jar, this grilled corn black bean salsa has more solid texture and is much less runny.  It makes it a perfect filling to wrap with soft tortillas, or even in taco shells. A quick and healthy meal can be ready in 10 minutes.

Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Grilled Corn Black Bean Salsa (Vegan/GF)
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
This grilled corn black bean salsa is enriched with strong pungent smoky flavor from the grilled corn. Tools Measuring cups and spoons, knife and cutting board, a mixing bowl or serving bowl
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Gluten Free/Vegan
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Author: Joyce @Light Orange Bean
  • 1 cup red onion diced
  • 10 oz grape tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cups cooked black beans rinsed and well drained
  • 2 cups Sichuan style spicy grilled corn see note
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  1. In a large mixing bowl, gently toss together all the ingredients.
Recipe Notes

For Sichuan style spicy grilled corn, see link:



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