A Mini-Meal Salsa

Snacks, as we’ve discussed in the past, are gaining popularity as “mini-meals.” A good mini-meal is one that’s going to deliver a burst of nutrition that will keep you feeling full: this salsa recipe meets the criteria perfectly. Add to that the fact that it’s tasty and cheap to make–what more could you ask for in a snack?

Black Bean and Bell Pepper Salsa

Black Bean & Bell Pepper Salsa

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This recipe makes enough to feed a high school football team, and with protein-packed, fiber-rich black beans playing quarterback, it’s bound to be a touchdown for keeping athletes full. Don’t feel obligated to stick exactly to the recommendations of peppers and onions. If you’ve got a different combination of onions and peppers in your fridge waiting to be used, don’t hesitate to pull them off the bench!

Servings: 16 (113 g )

Prep Time: 10 min.


  • 4 (15 oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups corn
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp. vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp. hot sauce
  • Lime juice to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients. Serve immediately or chill overnight.