Black bean salsa

Black Bean Salsa

Tomatillos are a key ingredient for this black bean salsa. When a friend recently gave me fresh tomatillos from her garden, I dug through my old recipes to find this favorite from the 90s. Back then, it was a staple at many gatherings.  

If you have leftovers, use the black bean salsa on Carnitas Nachos, Ribeye Tacos, or other Mexican dish. 

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Preparation time: 20 minutes Total time: 20 minutes

One-butt kitchen needs: 

Serves 6 to 12


  • 2 15-oz cans black beans, slightly drained
  • 1 cup Pace Medium Picante Sauce or Sadie’s Not As Hot Salsa (or your favorite salsa)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 large tomatillos, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 Campari tomatoes, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 fresh Anaheim green chili 
  • 1/3 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves, sliced (about 1/2 bunch)
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley, sliced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Tortilla chips 


Slightly drain black beans.  Add salsa, diced vegetables, and spices.  Squeeze in the juice of one lime.  Mix well. Serve with tortilla chips.


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