Is there a better snack or appetizer than chips and salsa?


What about homemade salsa? It’s quick, it’s easy, you can make a lot and not have to worry because it makes great leftovers. This recipe combines all the best salsa players: cilantro, onion, corn, chilies, peppers and Randall’s pinto beans for a delicious dish perfect for large gatherings.

Great on its own with chips, or try adding it to burritos, tacos or any of your favorite Mexican cuisine. This recipe makes about 4 cups worth, so add ingredients as necessary for larger batches.


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Pinto Bean and Corn Salsa

Crisp and Crunchy Corn and Pinto Bean Salsa


  • 4 ears corn on the cob, cooked (or 1 10-ounce pkg. of frozen corn)
  • 2 cups Randall Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh jalapeño pepper, (or to taste)
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped mild green chilies
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet salad onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Cut the corn from the cob. Gently toss together the corn with the Randall Pinto Beans, peppers, onion, cilantro, chili powder. Whisk together the oil and vinegar. Add to the salsa.
  2. Salt to taste. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Did you know that homemade salsa is actually very healthy for you?


Besides adding that extra spice and flavor to an otherwise bland dish, salsa is actually low in calories, fat and cholesterol. Nutrients coming from the vegetable base, such as potassium and Vitamin C, are just one of the reasons why eating a lot of salsa isn’t that bad for you. Combine with homemade baked tortilla chips, this delicious recipe can also be a really healthy.

Being full of flavors, nutrients and fresh ingredients, salsa is one of the easiest and healthiest dishes to make for your family and friends. Or if you just want to make this dish to snack on, go ahead! Don’t be worried about the extra calories, because there really aren’t a lot there.




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