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Watermelon, Black Bean and Corn Salsa
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Watermelon, Black Bean and Corn Salsa


Salsa made without tomatoes?



  • 1 can corn kernels, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ medium purple or white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1  teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon salad oil (such as canola or olive)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 ½ cups watermelon, chopped (with seeds removed)
  • Optional:

            Fresh cilantro, chopped

            Cucumbers, diced

            Avocado, diced



Mix all ingredients except watermelon. Gently fold in watermelon and chill. 

Serve with baked chips or as a side dish with grilled meat, poultry or fish. 

Dietary and Nutrition


Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C. The melon gets its bright red color from a natural plant pigment called lycopene. Lycopene has antioxidant properties that may reduce the risk of several types of cancers, especially prostate cancer.

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FOCUS ON WHOLE FRUITS: Serve More Fruit (FN1846, Reviewed April 2022)

Fruit is naturally sweet and provides a source of natural sugar to your diet. Keep bowls of strawberries, grapes, or melon in your refrigerator to they are ready to grab when you are craving a snack

What Color is Your Food? (FN595, Revised Jan. 2022)

People need different amounts of fruits and vegetables depending on heir age, gender and amount of daily physical activity.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.