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Caribbean black bean and red pepper salsa

Northern Ireland specific

A spicy and refreshing salsa, full of flavour and great for picnics.

Last updated: 10 October 2022
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Last updated: 10 October 2022
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A bowl of Caribbean Black Bean and Red Pepper Salsa

Serves: 6

Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 tin black beans or red kidney beans, drained
  • half a cucumber, finely chopped
  • 100g sweetcorn
  • 250g fresh tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • quarter of a teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a large salad bowl.
  2. Simply toss the salad ingredients in the dressing and leave to stand for one hour in the fridge to allow the flavours to develop.

Nutritional Information

Each serving provides Amount in grams
Energy 511 kilojoules/122 kilocalories
Saturates 0.38
Sugar 6.4
Salt 0.27

Typical values per 100g: Energy 259kJ/62kcal.

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