Party-Pleaser Bean Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips

Full-disclosure: This colorful and flavorful bean salad is courtesy of our bro and (new!?) sister-in-law. They often serve it at get-togethers and it’s quickly become a favorite. I’d argue that a record amount was consumed at an annual holiday gathering this year. Pretty awesome for something so quick, easy and affordable!

 

Party-Pleaser Bean Salsa

 

This party-pleaser not only has one, but TWO types of beans! The benefits of eating beans cannot be overstated. A few include:

  • Packed with good stuff (fiber, iron, folate, magnesium and other important nutrients)
  • Good source of protein, without the bad stuff (saturated fat, cholesterol, hormones)
  • Full of protective antioxidants
  • Packed with fiber to keep you full and satisfied
  • Great for feeding a healthy gut

For more info on why you and beans should get together regularly, check out our post: Why these Dietitians are Big on Beans.

 

Party-Pleaser Bean Salsa

 

We like to enjoy this salsa alongside our oil-free Homemade Tortilla Chips (instructions for these in the recipe ?). Other possible vehicles for getting this goodness to your mouth include cucumber slices, celery sticks, sliced rutabaga or sliced kohlrabi.

Party-Pleaser Bean Salsa

Party-Pleaser Bean Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips

A super-simple bean, corn, tomato and cilantro-filled salsa with a fresh and tasty flavor. It's a healthy and filling dish made in less than 10 minutes and full of fresh-flavor!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Beans, Salsa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Salsa

  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed or 1.5 cup cooked
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed or 1.5 cup cooked
  • 1.5 cup frozen corn, thawed or 1, 15 oz can
  • 1 28 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped approximately 1 bunch
  • 1 lime, juiced or 2 T lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

Tortilla Chips

  • 12 6-inch corn tortilla shells

Instructions

Salsa

  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl, stir to combine.
  • Can be served immediately, though best if refrigerated, covered, for at least 8 hours.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Tortilla Chips

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

  • Slice tortillas into 8 wedges. Arrange wedges on 2 baking sheets. They can be next to each other, just not overlapping.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until starting to brown. Watch these carefully as they can burn quickly. 

Notes

A perfect dish for parties, we recommend making it the night before as the flavor improves if refrigerated over night. 
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