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Fresh Chunky Salsa with Black Beans & Farmers Market Corn

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Recipe By Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Nutrition Links Program

Get your fresh local produce at the Farmer’s Market while you can! This recipe makes good use of summer bounty.

Nutrition Information Per ½ Cup Serving: 55 Calories; 0g Fat; 0g Saturated fat; 3g Protein; 11g Carbohydrates; 2.5g Dietary fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 186mg Sodium

Makes about 3 cups


  • 3 ripe tomatoes, washed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 small hot pepper, washed, seeds removed and minced
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro, washed, chopped
  • ¼ cup finely minced sweet onion
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 to 2 ears fresh corn, husked, kernels cut off cob
  • Juice of ½ fresh lime
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


    1. COMBINE all ingredients in medium stainless steel or glass bowl.
    2. STIR gently and add pinch of salt and pepper.
    3. SERVE with baked tortilla chips. Also good with grilled chicken, fish, pork or tofu. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
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