Appetizers

May 3, 2021

Quick and Easy Black Bean Pico De Gallo

Black Bean Pico De Gallo is a quick recipe, made with just a few simple ingredients like tomatoes, onion, black beans, and spices.

Black Bean Pico De Gallo

This Black Bean Pico De Gallo is soooo quick and easy, I almost feel bad posting it as a recipe. It's that simple. But that's what makes it so great! You can throw this dish together in minutes and you have a super healthy snack.

Traditional Pico De Gallo is made from tomatoes, no black beans. But I love adding protein and fiber into any recipe, so I added black beans. And they work so well!

Having black beans in the recipe helps you feel fuller. If you choose to eat chips with your pico, you'll be less likely to over-eat your chips since the fiber of the beans will help you feel full. Amazing!

Black Bean Pico De Gallo

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is oil-free, dairy-free, plant-based, gluten-free, and sugar-free
  • Perfect snack — this Pico De Gallo is quick and easy to make and can be served as an appetizer in a pinch
  • Protein and fiber — this dish has black beans which adds protein and fiber, for a more filling and satisfying snack

Ingredients

  • Roma Tomatoes: pro tip - use a serrated knife to slice the tomatoes. A serrated knife helps you cut through the skin without squeezing the juice out of the tomato.
  • White Onion: If your onion is very strong, soak it in some water to help remove some of the tang.
  • Garlic: Both fresh and freeze dried garlic work perfectly in this recipe.
  • Jalapeno: For a bit of kick! If you don't like spicy salsa you can decrease the amount of jalapeno you use.
  • Cilantro: For some freshness!
  • Lime: Acid like lime juice helps keep the salsa fresh.
  • Black Beans: You can use canned beans to make this recipe super quick.
  • Spices: cumin, salt & pepper.

Black Bean Pico De Gallo

How to make Black Bean Pico De Gallo

This recipe is so easy. Just chop up all the ingredients and mix!

Step 1. Prep all the ingredients. Dice the tomatoes and onion. Mince the garlic and jalapeno. Roughly chop the cilantro. Juice the lime.

Step 2. Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Let sit a few minutes, up to half an hour, to let the flavors meld. When ready to serve, enjoy with plant-based chips or veggies.

Black Bean Pico De Gallo

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for this Pico De Gallo, we are grateful that this recipe will bring us together with friends and family. Amen.

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Quick and Easy Black Bean Pico De Gallo

Black Bean Pico De Gallo is a quick recipe, made with just a few simple ingredients like tomatoes, onion, black beans, and spices.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

6

Prep:

10

min

cook:

0

min

total:

10

min

Ingredients

  • 6-7 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1/2 White Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 3/4 Cup Black Beans
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

  1. Dice the tomatoes and onion. Mince the garlic and jalapeno. Roughly chop the cilantro. Juice the lime.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Let sit a few minutes, up to half an hour, to let the flavors meld. When ready to serve, enjoy with plant-based chips or veggies.

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography