I love black bean salsa.
I could eat it every day and never get tired of it.
If you’re looking for some ideas on what to serve with black bean salsa, look no further!
Here are 13 of my favorites.
What to Serve with Black Bean Salsa?
There are many options for what to serve with black bean salsa. You could serve it with tortilla chips, on top of a salad, in a burrito, or as a side dish. Some other ideas include serving it with rice, quinoa, or grilled chicken.
Keep scrolling for more ideas!
1. Pita Chips
Pita chips are a great way to serve black bean salsa.
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They’re crunchy, they’re salty, and they’re delicious.
And the best part?
You can make them yourself in just minutes.
To make pita chips at home, you’ll need: pita bread (cut into triangles), olive oil (to brush the tops of the triangles), salt (to sprinkle on top).
- First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Then cut your pita bread into triangles and brush each triangle with olive oil.
- Sprinkle salt on top of each triangle and bake for about 10 minutes or until crisp.
Tortilla chips are another tasty way to serve black bean salsa with your favorite appetizers!
To make tortilla chips at home, all you need is: corn tortillas (cut into triangles), vegetable oil (to brush the tops of the triangles), salt (to sprinkle on top) – and a microwave or oven!
- First cut your corn tortillas into triangles – about 1 inch wide by 2 inches long.
- Then brush both sides of each triangle with vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt before microwaving them for 30 seconds at a time until crispy or baking them in an oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes.
3. Cucumber Slices
Cucumber slices are a great way to serve salsa.
They add a little crunch and give you an opportunity to dip something in the salsa.
A small plate with a few cucumber slices and a bowl of black bean salsa is a nice side dish for any meal.
You can also try serving black bean salsa on top of cucumber wedges, which makes it look like you’re serving guacamole!
4. Jicama Sticks
Jicama sticks are crunchy and tasty, so they’ll go well with this dip that has some crunch to it already!
Just slice up some jicama sticks, arrange them on a plate or in a bowl, and serve alongside the black bean salsa for dipping purposes—or just eat them like chips!
They’re great for snacking on while watching TV or hanging out with friends.
5. Carrot Sticks
Carrot sticks are a great option for dipping because they’re sturdy enough to hold up to the salsa without breaking, so you can get a good handle on your snack.
Plus, they’re crunchy and sweet, so they’ll add a nice flavor contrast to the salsa!
6. Celery Sticks
Celery sticks are just as easy to prepare as carrot sticks—just wash them, cut off the ends of the stalks (you don’t need those), and serve them up!
Like carrots, celery has a crisp texture that will appeal not only to your taste buds but also to your sense of touch—and it’s also great for parties because it can hold its shape for hours once it’s been chopped up.
Zucchini sticks are the perfect way to enjoy your salsa because they’re low carb and low calorie, making them a great choice for those who want to maintain their weight.
They’re also easy to make!
Just slice your zucchini into long strips, dip in egg wash, then coat with panko bread crumbs, and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.
You can serve these with your favorite dressing or dip (like salsa).
8. Bell Pepper Slices
Bell pepper slices are another healthy option when it comes to pairing black bean salsa with other foods.
They’re low in calories and carbohydrates, which makes them a great side dish for people who want to maintain their weight while still enjoying delicious food!
You can broil or grill these peppers until they’re tender, then top them with sliced avocados and black bean salsa—or any other type of salsa you like!
9. Broccoli Florets
Broccoli florets are a great, healthy way to get your greens on!
You can serve them with the salsa and dip them in the salsa or just eat them plain.
If you want to dip your broccoli florets in the salsa, they will taste best when you dip them in warm salsa so that they absorb some of the flavor.
This is also a good way to get a nice crunchy texture on your broccoli florets while they’re still warm and soft.
10. Cauliflower Florets
If you’d like something a little different than broccoli florets, then cauliflower florets are for you!
They’re also a great way to get your greens on—and they have an amazing crunchy texture that makes them perfect for dipping in warm or cold salsa.
Just be sure not to overcook them, because then they’ll turn into mush!
11. Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes are small, sweet, and juicy.
They’re great for eating straight out of the garden, but they also make a wonderful addition to salads and sandwiches.
If you want to serve cherry tomatoes with bean salsa, you can either slice them in half or leave them whole and arrange them on top of the salsa.
Olives go well with most things—especially when they’re stuffed with cheese!
To serve olives with your salsa, simply slice each one in half lengthwise and remove the pit (if there is one).
Then you’ll want to chop them into smaller pieces if you want more bite-sized snacks or leave them whole if you want more of a salad-like presentation.
13. Cheese Cubes
Cheese cubes are a great addition to your bean salsa because they add a necessary element of creaminess.
They also help to create a more balanced flavor profile, as cheese can be salty and acidic, which tends to balance out the sweetness, spiciness and saltiness of salsa.
What to Serve with Black Bean Salsa (13 Best Foods)
- Pita Chips
- Tortilla Chips
- Cucumber Slices
- Jicama Sticks
- Carrot Sticks
- Celery Sticks
- Zucchini Sticks
- Bell Pepper Slices
- Broccoli Florets
- Cauliflower Florets
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Cheese Cubes
- Pick your favorite food from this list to serve together with your salsa.
- Prepare the rest of your snack.
- Enjoy in no time!