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When it comes to snacking, chips and salsa are a match made in ... well, Mexico!

There are times we want to be a little more impressive than just opening a jar and pouring it into a bowl (if you even take the time to pour it into a bowl).

Then there are times when we want to (or need to) get a couple of our daily vegetable servings while we snack.

That's when you need this super-easy, veggie-loaded, Corn and Black Bean salsa on your table.

Step 1: Bowl

Choose a pretty bowl. Or an ugly one ... no one will care.

Step 2: Black Beans

Drain and rinse one (15 oz) can black beans and add to the bowl.

Step 3: Corn

Add 2 cups frozen sweet corn that has been defrosted and drained. If you have fresh sweet corn, by all means use it!

Step 4: Tomatoes

Add 3-4 cups diced fresh tomatoes.

Step 5: Onions

Add 1 cup finely diced white, yellow or red/purple onion.

Step 6: Green Pepper

Add 1 cup diced green pepper.

Step 7: Jalapeno Pepper

Add 1/2 cup finely diced jalapeno pepper. Use more or less for desired heat. Remove seeds and membranes from jalapeno to reduce heat levels.

Step 8: Fresh Cilantro

Add 1/4-1/2 cup diced fresh cilantro. Omit cilantro if you are one of those people who cannot stand the flavor.

Step 9: S&P

Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.

Step 10: Lime Juice

Add the juice of one lime.

Step 11: Stir

Gently fold the ingredients together until evenly distributed.

Step 12: Garnish and Serve

Garnish salsa with more cilantro and lime wedges and serve with tortilla chips.

This also serves as a great fresh condiment for tacos and a base for soups and salads.

Enjoy!

For the full description and more ideas to customize this recipe, check it out on my blog at picniclifefoodie.com!

<p>Looks tasty. My son would love this just because of the variety of colors.</p>

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