Vegetarian Salsa

black beans, tomato, vegetables



1 can black beans (19oz) drained and rinsed

2 cups assorted chopped fresh vegetables (red pepper, green pepper, diced carrot, celery, tomato, cucumber)

1 cup frozen or drained corn

¼ cup chopped red onion or green onion (optional)

Juice of 1 lime or 3 tbsps apple, orange, cranberry juice

Salt/pepper to taste

Optional: ½ tsp cumin or a few dashes hot sauce



  1. In a bowl, mash with a fork half of the black beans (the mashed beans help hold all the other chopped veggies together).
  2. Add remaining black beans and vegetables, stir until blended.
  3. Add the juice of your choice and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the cumin or hot sauce if your family likes things spicy!


Note: You want to be able to pick this up with a nacho or carrot stick as a dipper. Play with the ingredients in this and adjust for your family’s taste. Wonderful in the lunch box!