Corn and Black Bean Salsa


This yummy combo of veggies and avocado is SO tasty and incredibly simple to make – a must for a mother of 4! Paired with our favorite multigrain tortilla chips, it’s sure to be the hit of every gathering. This is one of my most-requested healthy recipes. Enjoy!

What you’ll need:

Each recipe makes 12 servings – 1/2 cup each
1 pkg. frozen white corn
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 avocados, diced
4 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 bunch green onions, chopped
Juice of 4 limes
1-2 tbsp. Mrs. Dash Italian Medley Salt-Free Seasoning – add  more or less, according to taste
Garlic powder and sea salt, to taste

What you’ll do:

1. Combine corn, black beans, tomatoes, and green onions, mix well.
2. Gently add in the avocado, Mrs. Dash, and lime juice.
3. Season to taste with garlic powder and sea salt.
4. Serve with Tortilla Chips.

What’s in it:

1/2 cup serving contains: 142.4 calories, 6.7 g fat, 16.7 g carbs, 3.9 g protein






  1. Jessica - August 26, 2014

    Look yummy…except one thing…sooo many of the “healthy” recipes I find include Avocados…which I am allergic to! What can I do when they are used so often?

  2. Angela - August 11, 2014

    I make this and add a bit of fresh mango, too! SO good!!!

  3. Angie - August 10, 2014

    Hi Heidi – this looks delish! I saw the reply that said that this would be a reward meal. I was planning on eating this over salad or as a side dish on a high carb day. Without the tortillas. Is that doable or no? I’m new to carb cycling, so I’m trying to navigate it all. You guys are awesome and I’m excited for my journey!


    • Team Powell - August 11, 2014

      Because of the avocado, which is a healthy fat (part of a low carb meal), this would be a great reward day meal. Happy carb cycling!

  4. Sharon - July 13, 2014

    Just made this….YUMMY!!! Thank you.

  5. Mary - July 13, 2014

    Great snack dor Body by Vi. You don’t have to worry about fats and carbs on the same day. It’s called Balance!! Just saying

  6. Rose - July 9, 2014

    I like to roast the corn first, either on the grill or in the oven. Let it cool then add to the remaining ingredients. Chop up a little cilantro as well and toss it in! For a little zip, add a little chopped jalepeno!

  7. Krista - July 9, 2014

    My son (who is almost 3) and I made this tonight. Family came over and looked at it apprehensively because it looked “too healthy”. I told them to try it (with the recommended multigrain chips too) and they all loved it. It’s almost gone! Thanks for another delicious recipe. Heidi, you’re the best! :)

  8. Nicole - July 9, 2014

    How many grams of fiber so we can count the weight watchers points? THANKS for sharing!!! We are PHX natives…so yay for PHX!!!

  9. Valerie - July 9, 2014

    This is my go to summer snack! I add lime zest, cilantro and chickpeas to mine :)

  10. fournier - July 9, 2014

    Je souhaiterais maigrir mais je sais pas comment faire!!!!

  11. fetta - July 9, 2014

    Je vous écris de france.
    Qu’est ce que c’est “garni powder”?
    J’adore l’émission tv.
    Avez vous des livres traduits en français?
    Bonne journée

    • kyra - July 9, 2014

      C’est de l’ail en poudre :) (garlic = ail)

    • Alice - July 9, 2014

      Tu dois surement vouloir dire “garlic powder” et dans ce cas la c’est de l’ail en poudre, donc ici en france ce sera de l’ail déshydraté.

      Bon appétit

  12. Linda - July 8, 2014

    It looks very good but I dont believe I could eat this for a low or high carb day?? It has fat and it has carbs which are opposite days?? Guess it’s cheat day food…..

    • Team Powell - July 9, 2014

      Yes, this would be a great reward meal/day option!

  13. Karen - July 8, 2014

    I’ve been on such a salsa kick too! I’ll make anything from your blog after that sweet potato, apple, chicken (I use lean turkey sausage) hash! Heidi Powell Day in my Kitchen!

  14. Jaime - July 8, 2014

    Just made this and was the perfect topping to my fish tacos…will definitely make it again! Oh and I added a little cilantro too!

  15. Sally - July 8, 2014

    Sounds great! But you forgot the jalapeno. :)

  16. Shon - July 8, 2014

    Can you use a different type of Mrs. Dash if you don’t like the Italian seasoning?

  17. lisa - July 8, 2014

    Looks delicious. Veggie, carb & fat?

    • Team Powell - July 9, 2014

      It would be a great option for a reward day/meal. :)

  18. Christina - July 8, 2014

    Making this right now for EWL :) Thanks, Heidi.

  19. amanda hill - July 8, 2014

    What kind of chips do you use?

  20. cathy - July 8, 2014

    This looks fabulous Heidi. Would this be used for a low or high carb day?

  21. Andie - July 8, 2014

    This reminds me of my favorite salsa from Trader Joes, cowboy caviar. Yum!

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