ZESTY Southwest Salsa

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

ZESTY Southwest Salsa has only 5 ingredients.

Enjoy your favorite whole grain tortilla chips with ZESTY Southwest Salsa. It has only 5 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make. Eat it as a snack, lunch, or even dinner. It's a great go-to meal when you're short on ingredients, time, or cash, as you can rely on canned goods and a couple of fresh veggies.

This is a complete protein (legumes= black beans + grains= corn, tortilla chips) for vegans, vegetarians, or those cutting back on meat.

Corn-based tortilla chips also ensures this is a gluten-free snack.

ZESTY Southwest Salsa

Using canned goods and a few fresh veggies, this salsa takes only 5 minutes to make.


1 can no-added-salt/low-sodium black beans (if available)

1 can no-added-salt corn (if available)

½ red onion

1 tomato

Juice of 1 lime


  1. Pour black beans and corn into a colander and rinse well under cold running water. (This eliminates any added salt as well as the stuff that can make you gassy.)

  2. While the beans and corn are being rinsed, dice the onion and tomato.

  3. Combine the veggies into a bowl.

  4. Squeeze the juice from 1 lime over the veggies and stir with a wooden spoon so everything in the bowl is exposed to the lime juice.

  5. Optionally, let the salsa marinate overnight for a zestier flavor. If you like spice, you may opt to add a pinch of chili powder or cayenne.

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