Black Turtle Beans with Corn

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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This past week at the farmer’s market I made this delicious salsa. With corn being in season it made this dish scream summer! Everyone seem to like the crispness the fresh corn added to a very traditional dip. Turtle beans tend to hold then shape when cooked, so they are ideal for a salad such as this one.

Take this salsa with your favorite chips to your next party or BBQ, it’s ideal for a large crowd and can be served at room temperature.

Black Turtle Beans with Corn
Turtle beans are the star in this salsa along with the fresh seasonal corn.
Recipe type: Salad
  • 2 cups uncooked black turtle beans
  • 2 cups fresh corn (2-3 ears),uncooked
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 2-4 tablespoons parsley
  • ¼ cup red onion,chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup cilantro or basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place the beans in a pot and cover with water. Soak overnight.
  2. Drain the beans and add fresh water and bring to a boil and simmer for 1½ hours until tender.
  3. Drain and place in a large bowl to cool.
  4. Add all the other ingredients and stir gently.
  5. Adjust for taste.
This can be made ahead and served at room temperature.
A great salad for a BBQ and large crowd.
This recipe can be doubled.




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1 LiztheChef

Turtle beans are new to me and I am desperate for a great salsa recipe – looks terrific!

2 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thanks Liz! As I continue weekly at the farmer’s market, I’m hoping to get myself back on board with all the grains and beans in my diet as well! Love the fact black-turtle beans keep their shape and not burst after cooking, like most beans.

3 Jill~a SaucyCook

This looks so good-now I have to find a local source for Turtle Beans! I don’t see the Turtle Beans in the recipe Mary, should I use the same proportion as the corn? Love your site and how fresh and fabulous everything looks.

4 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Yes! So sorry, I did leave the beans out.
If you are using fresh uncooked beans, use 2 cups.
Or if you’re using canned- one can will do.
Thank-you for the correction,

5 Deborah Davis

I love this black bean with corn and cilantro recipe. I definitely want to make this. What a wonderful blog! Glad I found your recipe on the Meatless Monday blog hop.

6 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thank-you Deborah! I have an entire meatless monday section, check it out. Enjoy the bean dish!

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