Jul 9
2014

Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Recipe

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Whip up this jicama, black bean and corn salsa for a healthy, low calorie snack or serve it over grilled chicken or fish for an awesome meal!
Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Recipe | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan

As much as I love hummus and veggies, there’s only so much that one gal 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 40 calories per 1/3 cup serving, I figure I can eat a couple of helpings without going overboard.

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

Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Recipe | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan

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.

Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Recipe | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan

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.

And this salsa over chicken or fish? Oh yeah…it just doesn’t get any better.

Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Recipe | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan

Find these ingredients on Amazon: Black Beans, Reduced Sodium, Agave Nectar and Trader Joe’s Quinoa & Black Bean Tortilla Chips

Other recipes with jicama:

Jicama Recipes | cookincanuck.com
Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Chicken with Jicama & Orange Salsa
Cookin’ Canuck’s Jicama & Carrot Slaw with Honey-Lime Dressing
Kalyn’s Kitchen’s Spicy Broccoli-Jicama Salad with Red Bell Pepper
Taste and Tell’s Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango & Jicama Salad
Prevention RD’s Guacamole with Jicama, Cucumber & Mango

Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 2 1/3 cups

Serving Size: 1/3 cup

Calories per serving: 40 cal

Fat per serving: Total Fat 0.3g / Saturated Fat 0g

Jicama, Black Bean & Corn Salsa Recipe

Calories 40.6/ Total Fat 0.3g / Saturated Fat 0g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 129.8mg / Total Carbohydrates 9.2g / Fiber 2.5g / Sugars 1.6g / Protein 1.9g / WW (Old Points) 0 / WW (Points+) 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced jicama
  • 2/3 cup black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 ear corn, cooked & kernels cut off
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • ½ tsp agave nectar or honey
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the jicama, black beans, corn, jalapeno, lime juice, agave nectar, salt and pepper.
  2. Toss gently to combine. Serve.

Notes

From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck | cookincanuck.com

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1 Happy Valley Chow July 9, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Perfect salsa, great recipe!

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

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2 Millie l Add A Little July 10, 2014 at 1:21 am

This looks so delicious Dara – I love the crispness of jicama!
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3 collette July 11, 2014 at 8:01 am

So happy for another use for jicama other then in my salads. I LOVE jicama and was soo happy to find it at a new local produce stand that recently opened.

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4 Lori @ RecipeGirl July 11, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Adding this to my must-try soon list!

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5 Olivia - Primavera Kitchen July 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm

What an easy and delicious recipe for lunch this weekend!!

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6 Thalia @ butter and brioche July 12, 2014 at 2:38 am

yum! what a delicious salsa… definitely something I will be trying! never used jicama before either, thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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7 Rachel Cooks July 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Jicama is so underrated…it needs some more love and attention — I love this!

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8 Jenny July 23, 2014 at 8:54 am

That looks great!

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