Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Homemade Spicy Bean Salsa!

This is the 12th installment of Janice’s Kitchen Corner.

I put together this recipe Homemade Spicy Bean Salsa with different kinds of beans to make a delicious and easy salsa that can be refrigerated for up to four days or more. It is addictive! You will never buy another salsa again! This is quick, easy and delicious. I love easy and delicious recipes. Don’t you?

Do you want your kids to eat veggies? They will love this salsa. Just don’t make it too spicy for their delicate tummies.

Here are the other recipes Stuffed Zucchini, Cole Slaw, Zucchini BreadZucchini Italiano, Grapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated Mushrooms, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Chicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Beans and other ingredients
Salsa & more ingredients
Rinsing beans before addings
Salsa ingredients together
Salsa ingredients mixed in large bowl

Serves many – 8 or more!


  1. 1 can (15 oz) black-eyed peas, rinsed & drained
  2. 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed & drained
  3. 1 can (15 oz) red kidney beans rinsed & drained
  4. 1 can (15 oz) whole kernel corn, drained (or 2 cups frozen)
  5. 1 can diced tomatoes
  6. 1/2 C chopped red onion
  7. 1/2 C chopped green bell pepper
  8. 1 jar (4 oz) diced jalapeño peppers (use 1/4 cup if you like it less hot)
  9. 1 C Italian style salad dressing (I just use Extra Virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar)
  10. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  11. 1/2 tsp onion powder
  12. Dash or two of cumin


  1. In a large bowl combine peas, beans, corn, onion, green pepper, jalapeños and tomatoes
  2. Season with Italian-style salad dressing and garlic & onion powder
  3. Mix all ingredients well
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight to blend flavors
  5. Serve with taco chips
  6. Enjoy!
Spicy Bean Salsa finished product

Note: If you want to cut this recipe down, purchase smaller cans of ingredients and adjust seasonings to taste. When I make this, it is usually for company. Two people can’t possibly finish this in a week.

I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious salsa for the whole family. Your kids will eat tons of it! Stay tuned for more recipes from Janice’s Kitchen Corner! Happy cooking and eating everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you enjoyed it and will be back again real soon. Thank you also for your kind support of me, my books and blog and for any reviews you have posted wherever my books are sold. Take care.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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10 Responses to Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Homemade Spicy Bean Salsa!

  1. Another lovely recipe, Janice. I do like the sound of this.

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