Fresh Bean Salsa

Fresh Bean Salsa | Once Upon a Recipe

High five friends, it’s Friday!

I say it every week, but I’m so glad that the weekend is here. I have fun plans with friends, a birthday party for my little bro (who’s not so little anymore, btw), and sleeping in on the agenda. There is nothing I love more than not having to wake up to the sound of an alarm. I will also endeavour to keep up with my 2014 goal of reading one book per month. I realize that reading a dozen books in a one year period doesn’t seem like much, but I’m going for achievable here. I’ve read a few great posts on book recommendations, which have directed me to some great reads (if you’re also looking for inspiration, try here, here, and the comments section of this post).

Fresh Bean Salsa | Once Upon a Recipe

Annnnnyways, today I bring you a very humble bean salsa recipe. My friend, Jill started bringing this salsa to get togethers a while back. It always got rave reviews, so I asked for the recipe. Then I started taking it places and it got more rave reviews. It’s super simple, yet extremely flavorful and healthy. All it takes is a little chopping, a little mixing, and a little time for the flavors to mingle together, and you’ve got yourself a great snack, appetizer, or even side dish. My favorite way to enjoy this salsa is with Hint of Lime tortilla chips (either Tostitos or Old Dutch), but I bet it would taste great on nachos (add after baking the nachos so the chips don’t get mushy) or alongside your favorite Mexican dish. I’ve even thrown leftovers on top of a salad. Use your imagination folks!

Fresh Bean Salsa | Once Upon a Recipe

Fresh Bean Salsa | Once Upon a Recipe

Fresh Bean Salsa

This bean salsa tastes best if you give it a chance to chill out in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. It will keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. You can use the salsa of your choice.Β 

2-19 ounce cans of mixed beans, drained and rinsed

1 red pepper, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 large tomato, chopped

1 cup prepared salsa of your choice

Salt and pepper, to taste

Fresh cilantro, chopped

Chop. Mix. Allow to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours (or overnight, if possible). Enjoy with tortilla chips!

Fresh Bean Salsa | Once Upon a Recipe

Have the most marvelous weekend!


  1. Looks super fresh and healthy!

  2. Yum, fresh and delicious! Really looks amazing πŸ™‚

  3. I love bean salads already…but turning them into a salsa?! Genius. I can’t wait to try! πŸ™‚

  4. Oooh a great revamp of game day food

  5. Can I tell you how awesome and perfect I think this salsa is? Honestly. I love beans and salsa. Together = Mind Blown!

  6. looks so healthy and delicious. Could be just what I need this lunchtime! thanks x

  7. This salsa looks wonderful–I love that you added beans to it! Great idea.

  8. Ok I need to replace my Old Dutch Salsa with this recipe! I’m sure it tastes waaaay better than the jarred kind!

  9. This salsa look mighty good Amanda! Perfect snack food if you ask me… I could eat chips and salsa like it was my job. πŸ™‚

  10. Humble or not, this looks yummy!

  11. Whoa! This salsa looks so good! I love the “freshness” to it!

  12. I can’t believe I have never made salsa before! This looks too good, I NEED to make some soon!

  13. Yummm! Pinning this one for later. I am *unstoppable* around those hint of lime chips. I pretend that I’m buying them for dip or a party or whatever.. and then eat the entire bag myself. I just can’t let myself have them any more πŸ™ However, regular tortilla chips are fine.. love a good salsa recipe to go with them

    • I know what you mean…I can only buy chips for special occasions…if they are just sitting in my cupboard they do not last long. I have no restraint! Do me a favor though, and treat yourself to the hint of lime chips – they just taste SO amazing with this salsa!

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