The Fourth of July is this week, and people are starting to contemplate what to contribute to their gatherings. So Dearly is here to provide you with a recipe that is quick, easy, and really delicious.

The dish was inspired by an older recipe on the blog “Onion Rings and Things.”

Here’s how to make Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa:


First, gather your ingredients:

  • 8 corn ears
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small red bell pepper, seeded, cored and cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 can (15-ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • cumin to taste
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons butter
  • tortilla chips (optional)

Next prep the corn on the cob:


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Take a piece of aluminum foil — big enough to fit two ears of corn — and place the corn on top of it.

Next, add a couple of slabs of butter to each cob and season with salt and pepper. Wrap it up.


Repeat this step until all of the corn is prepped.

Finally, pop the corn in the oven for 15 minutes.

Once the corn has cooked, unwrap the aluminum foil and put the corn back in the oven. This time, adjust your oven to a high broil and leave the corn in for another 12 minutes.


While the corn cooks, prep your vegetables and dressing:

After chopping up the red peppers and red onion, drain and rinse the two cans of black beans.

Put the beans aside (for now) and heat the olive oil in a large frying pan.

Add in the peppers and onion and sauté until golden brown.


After the vegetables are done sautéing, combine them in a bowl with the black beans and set aside.


Now make the dressing:


Combine the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, pepper, and salt in a small bowl and whisk.

The final steps:


Once the corn is fully cooked, shave the kernels off of the cob and into a large serving bowl.

Add in the pepper, onion, and bean mixture and mix.

Finally, coat the entire bowl in the homemade dressing and mix again. 


And víola— a quick and easy salsa that can act as a side dish. You can also serve with chips as an appetizer. Everyone will enjoy it!

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