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Southwestern salsa with black beans, corn, and pineapple

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Southwestern salsa with black beans, corn, and pineapple, homemade salsa, side dish

I’d like to introduce you to my favorite salsa made with black beans, corn, chopped bell peppers, tomatoes, pineapple, cilantro, and lime juice.   Those are very simple ingredients yet, when combined in this healthy dish, they create a burst of freshness, color, and flavor!

Southwestern salsa with black beans, corn, and pineapple, homemade salsa, side dish, tomatoes, pineapple salsa, black beans and corn

This dish is vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, low in fat and low in calories.   It’s really tasty and filling (thanks to all the fiber).   It’s full of colorful vegetables, as you can see on the photos.  Sometimes I can eat just a bowl of this (and nothing else) for dinner and not be hungry. At other times, I like to add fish or shrimp. This dish is perfect on its own, it’s also great as a side dish.  If you make this just once, you will quickly realize that this is a really good recipe to have in your weekly or monthly recipe rotation!

Southwestern salsa with black beans, corn, and pineapple

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


Yield: 4 servings

Southwestern salsa with black beans, corn, and pineapple


  • 2 cups pineapple, chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup canned sweet yellow corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped in small cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped in small cubes
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped in small cubes
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix all chopped ingredients for in a large bowl, add lime juice, add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to let the juices combine together.



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  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen January 30, 2014, 6:04 am

    Beautiful, Julia! I love adding fresh pineapple or mango to salsas and other dishes as well as baking. They truly brighten the palate! Gorgeous photography, my friend. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Monique January 30, 2014, 8:56 am

    Love the colors!

  • [email protected] January 30, 2014, 10:08 am

    The pineapple is a great addition! I love salsas that are sweet and savory! Looks delicious Julia!

  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking January 30, 2014, 11:53 am

    Julia, this salsa is too beautiful! The colors are so vibrant. I wish I had all the ingredients in my kitchen now, but I don’t so this will have to wait until after the ice thaws in Atlanta!

  • [email protected]'s Recipes January 30, 2014, 1:44 pm

    This has brightened my mood! A gorgeous salsa, Julia.

  • Barb January 30, 2014, 4:56 pm

    Looks so fresh and delicious – beautiful!

  • Natasha @ The Cake Merchant January 30, 2014, 5:10 pm

    This looks like the perfect party appetizer. Love the addition os pineapple!

  • Denise [email protected] Brazil To You January 30, 2014, 6:57 pm

    I love everything southwestern…From rice to salsas — and this one looks colorful and super delicious!

  • Deb January 30, 2014, 6:58 pm

    The vibrant, fresh colors and flavors of the Southwestern Salsa are reminiscent of summer! What an appealing idea for a quick dinner!

  • Matt @ Runner Savvy January 30, 2014, 8:01 pm

    Looks good!

  • Daniela January 30, 2014, 9:13 pm

    This post is a true feast for the eyes and the taste buds too!
    Gorgeous pictures ,Julia!

  • Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods January 30, 2014, 10:10 pm

    Julia!! Adding pineapple to this salsa sounds amazing. You’re a genius! You just elevated southwestern salsa 😀 YUM!

  • Krista January 31, 2014, 12:01 am

    I’ve had this salsa many times but never with pineapple. That is an inspired addition. 🙂

  • [email protected] January 31, 2014, 12:29 am

    What a medley of colors and flavors…one of my favorites, Southwestern! A beautiful dish to brighten up my day. Thanks! 🙂 ela

  • Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner January 31, 2014, 10:12 am

    The colors are seriously beautiful! I love making salsa and this is definitely one I’d love to try. 🙂

  • Consuelo @ Honey & Figs January 31, 2014, 5:09 pm

    I can see why it is your favorite salsa recipe. It looks so colorful and fresh : )

  • [email protected] January 31, 2014, 5:39 pm

    Stunning salsa filled with lots of delicious goodies! I love loads of cilantro in my salsa, too, but never with pineapple, but I can see how well it works with the salsa!

  • Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine February 1, 2014, 12:15 pm

    Looks so fresh and delicious Julia! Love all the vibrant colors!

  • sarah k @ the pajama chef February 3, 2014, 7:34 pm

    love the pineapple in this salsa! yum!

  • cecilia w. September 30, 2015, 9:17 pm

    U can also added chopped seeds and veins removed of fresno chili for a little heat or jalapeno also seeded and deveined

  • Uzra January 10, 2016, 10:37 pm

    I love this recipe…..its really fresh.
    I also added kidney beans, garbanzo beans and green mango.
    Really delish…….thank you so much!

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