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Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa

    grilled black bean and corn salsa

    It’s BBQ season and that means long, leisurely parties outdoors! Instead of worrying if the deviled eggs are going bad or the creepy potato salad has been sitting out too long in the sun, why not try a few mayo-free party favorites? Today’s recipe has a Mexican twist with fresh, clean flavors of lime, cilantro and garlic.

    Not a fan of cilantro? Try a few of my other tasty BBQ dishes:

    Edamummus: When Edamame Meets Hummus
    Baba Ghanoush
    Syrian Potato Salad with Lemon and Mint

    Make these for your next BBQ – your friends will thank you and so will their waistline.

    Your fork is waiting.

    grilled black bean and corn salsa

    Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa

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    This salsa has a Mexican twist with fresh, clean flavors of lime, cilantro and garlic.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 15 mins
    Servings: 8


    • 2 ears corn (husks removed)
    • 15 oz can black beans (drained)
    • 1 red pepper (minced)
    • 4 scallions (minced)
    • 1 clove garlic (grated)
    • ½ c cilantro (minced)
    • 1 Juice and zest of lime
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • ¼ tsp cayenne


    • Pre-heat grill on high heat.
    • Meanwhile, mix all remaining ingredients in a medium bowl and let sit.
    • Grill corn directly on the grates – no oil required.
    • Turn cobs every 2 minutes until all sides of the corn are slightly charred.
    • Once corn has slightly cooled, slice off kernels and mix into bean mixture.
    • Serve immediately or refrigerate for future use.


    Excellent source of Vitamin C


    Calories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3.6gFat: 0.6gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 322mgFiber: 3.3g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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