I’d love this stuff even if I wasn’t eating Low Carb! Black Bean Salsa is a healthy snack dip when served with fried pork skins or a wonderful side dish to serve in place of coleslaw with grilled chicken sandwiches. Skip the bun for low carb. The fact that it only takes a few minutes to mix together is a bonus. It’s such a simple dish that is best served chilled.
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Low Carb vs. Keto
If you are watching your carb count, this recipe is only 5 carbs per 1/2 cup serving and the keto-friendly pork rinds are carb free. According to Keto rules, black beans aren’t allowed. Since I am not strictly following the Keto plan now, I’m happy to indulge a little with this snack. It could be worse….I could be eating a Robin -size bowl of ice cream with better than 50 carbs.
Based on your taste buds, this salsa can be spiced up a little with a teaspoon of ground cumin and a diced jalapeno or two. If you want to dice up a whole medium avocado to add to the salsa, that would add almost 2 carbs per serving. I like to add a spoonful of fermented carrots to my dish.
I usually make this with corn and black beans I keep in my freezer. My fresh corn in the freezer isn’t all nice full kernels, so I wanted to make this salsa with canned vegetables to look all pretty for the pictures. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize until I got home that I had grabbed a can of cream corn at the store instead of whole kernel corn. I ended up going through my big bag of store-bought frozen mixed vegetables and separating out a cup and a half of corn.
Black Bean Salsa
Free Printable recipe Makes ten 1/2 cup servings
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 can of diced tomatoes, do NOT drain
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 3 – 4 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
- juice of one lime (or 2 tbsp bottled lime juice)
- Pour rinsed and drained black beans, drained corn and can of diced tomatoes in a medium bowl. Stir gently until well distributed.
- Add chopped onions, cilantro and lime juice. Stir gently again.
- Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
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Enjoy this healthy snack!