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Jicama, Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe


Fresh, crunchy and addictive! This jicama, black bean and corn salsa is great as a healthy, low calorie snack or served over grilled chicken or fish. 36 calories and 0 Weight Watchers SP | Recipe | Easy | Dip | Mexican | Fresh | Vegan | Gluten Free | Plant Based | Tailgating | Super Bowl #veganappetizers #superbowl #veganrecipes #cornsalsa #tailgating #cleaneating #weightwatchers #plantbasedFresh, crunchy and addictive! This jicama, black bean and corn salsa is great as a healthy, low calorie snack or served over grilled chicken or fish. 36 calories and 0 Weight Watchers SP | Recipe | Easy | Dip | Mexican | Fresh | Vegan | Gluten Free | Plant Based | Tailgating | Super Bowl #veganappetizers #superbowl #veganrecipes #cornsalsa #tailgating #cleaneating #weightwatchers #plantbased

Fresh, crunchy and addictive! This jicama, black bean and corn salsa is great as a healthy, low calorie snack or served over grilled chicken or fish. 36 calories and 0 Weight Watchers SP
Fresh, crunchy and addictive! This jicama, black bean and corn salsa is great as a healthy, low calorie snack or served over grilled chicken or fish. 36 calories and 0 Weight Watchers SP | Recipe | Easy | Dip | Mexican | Fresh | Vegan | Gluten Free | Plant Based | Tailgating | Super Bowl #veganappetizers #superbowl #veganrecipes #cornsalsa #tailgating #cleaneating #weightwatchers #plantbased

Fresh, crunchy and addictive! This jicama, black bean and corn salsa is great as a healthy, low calorie snack or served over grilled chicken or fish. 36 calories and 0 Weight Watchers SP | Recipe | Easy | Dip | Mexican | Fresh | Vegan | Gluten Free | Plant Based | Tailgating | Super Bowl #veganappetizers #superbowl #veganrecipes #cornsalsa #tailgating #cleaneating #weightwatchers #plantbased

Jicama, Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe

This Jicama, Black Bean and Corn Salsa has saved me more times than I can count. As much as I love hummus and veggies, there’s only so much that one person can eat. Afternoon is snacking and grazing time and I need to spice things up a little, otherwise I start thinking that a bag of puffy Cheetos is a good idea.

This easy, healthy salsa is going straight onto my list of 50 Healthy Snacks (100 Calories or Less). With only 35 calories per 1/4 cup serving, I figure I can eat a couple of helpings without going overboard.

Cutting corn off of an ear of corn.

Cutting corn off of an ear of corn.

What to serve with jicama, black bean and corn salsa:

We like scooping it up with Trader Joe’s quinoa & black bean tortilla chips or sweet potato crackers (seen in the photos…we cannot stop eating them), but use whatever chips or crackers that appeal to you.

This black bean salsa can also be served on tacos, such as these chimichurri tacos or these shrimp tacos. Alternatively, it’s also great as a topper for grilled chicken, fish or shrimp. An easy way to spice things up!

Peeling jicama on a dark cutting board.

Peeling jicama on a dark cutting board.

How to prepare jicama:

Cut off the root end of the jicama, then remove the tough outer skin using a regular vegetable peeler (affiliate link). Using a sharp chef’s knife (affiliate link), cut the jicama in slices, then dice those slices. If the jicama is a little wobbly on the cutting board, cut a small piece off of one side and rest the vegetable on the flat section.

Jicama is always a winner in my house. The crunchy sweetness makes it fantastic on its own and even better in a jicama slaw or a sweet and spicy salsa like this one.

Both the jicama and corn bring a natural sweetness to this salsa, so I just added a drop or two of agave nectar to round out the tanginess of the fresh lime juice. Honey is a good substitute for agave nectar. However, if you follow a vegan diet, stick with the agave because honey is not vegan.

Can I use frozen corn?

If you have access to fresh corn, particularly when it’s the sweetest in the summertime, opt for that. You just can’t beat the flavor of fresh corn. However, if it’s the dead of winter with no fresh corn in sight, frozen is a good way to go. Defrost the corn and drain out any excess water before adding to the salsa.

Snack on this black bean corn salsa or serve it on tacos. It has a fantastic crunch from some chopped jicama.. 36 calories and 0 Weight Watchers SP | Recipe | Easy | Dip | Mexican | Fresh | Vegan | Gluten Free | Tailgating | Plant Based | Super Bowl #veganappetizers #superbowl #veganrecipes #cornsalsa #tailgating #cleaneating #weightwatchers #plantbased

Snack on this black bean corn salsa or serve it on tacos. It has a fantastic crunch from some chopped jicama.. 36 calories and 0 Weight Watchers SP | Recipe | Easy | Dip | Mexican | Fresh | Vegan | Gluten Free | Tailgating | Plant Based | Super Bowl #veganappetizers #superbowl #veganrecipes #cornsalsa #tailgating #cleaneating #weightwatchers #plantbased

Other recipes with jicama:

Healthy jicama recipes

Healthy jicama recipes

Seared Shrimp Avocado Salad with Strawberries & Jicama {Cookin’ Canuck}

Jicama & Carrot Slaw with Honey-Lime Dressing {Cookin’ Canuck}

Spicy Broccoli-Jicama Salad with Red Bell Pepper {Kalyn’s Kitchen}

Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango & Jicama Salad {Taste & Tell}

Fresh, crunchy and addictive! This jicama, black bean and corn salsa is great as a healthy, low calorie snack or served over grilled chicken or fish. 36 calories and 0 Weight Watchers SP | Recipe | Easy | Dip | Mexican | Fresh | Vegan | Gluten Free | Plant Based | Tailgating | Super Bowl #veganappetizers #superbowl #veganrecipes #cornsalsa #tailgating #cleaneating #weightwatchers #plantbasedFresh, crunchy and addictive! This jicama, black bean and corn salsa is great as a healthy, low calorie snack or served over grilled chicken or fish. 36 calories and 0 Weight Watchers SP | Recipe | Easy | Dip | Mexican | Fresh | Vegan | Gluten Free | Plant Based | Tailgating | Super Bowl #veganappetizers #superbowl #veganrecipes #cornsalsa #tailgating #cleaneating #weightwatchers #plantbased

Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Recipe

Fresh, crunchy and addictive! This  jicama, black bean and corn salsa is great as a healthy, low calorie snack or served over grilled chicken or fish. 36 calories and 0 Weight Watchers SP

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Course: Appetizers, Snacks

Cuisine: Latin American

Keyword: Vegan, Vegetarian

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2 Cups

Calories: 35.5kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced jicama
  • 2/3 cup black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 ear corn cooked & kernels cut off
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper minced
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the jicama, black beans, corn, jalapeno, lime juice, agave nectar, salt and pepper.

  • Toss gently to combine. Serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 0 (Blue – Freestyle Points), 1 (Green), 0 (Purple)

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 35.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 113.6mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 1.4g


Tried this recipe?If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #COOKINCANUCK and I’ll be sure to find it.

The post was originally published on July 9, 2014 and updated on January 14, 2020.

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