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Pico de Gallo Bean Salad Recipe

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This Pico de Gallo bean salad recipe is a staple in our household. It’s low-calorie, keto-friendly, and full of bold flavor. It’s a meal all in itself, so chips are optional but always welcomed!

We enjoy pairing it with our beef empanadas!

Beef empanadas

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Fun Fact - What Does Pico De Gallo Mean?

When translated in Spanish, it means the “beak of a rooster.” Interesting….hmmm?

Bean salad pico de gallo

Bean Salad With Pico De Gallo Recipe

Full of bold flavors that intensity the longer they marinate. Serve alone or as a side dish.
5 from 1 vote
20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Latin
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 15oz Red kidney bean
  • 1 15oz Black bean
  • 1 15oz Whole kernel corn
  • 4 small Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 large Red onion, diced
  • 1-2 Limes Add to taste
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 Jalapeno, diced Add to taste
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Drain and rinse beans and corn.
  • Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss to blend ingredients together.


Allow Your Recipe To Rest For 20 Minutes Before Serving

The flavors will become bolder as the ingredients mingle together. The longer it marinates, the better, which is why this recipe works well when hosting a large party since it could be made ahead of time.

Serving Suggestions

Immediately before serving, toss the ingredients to blend the juice pool from the bottom of the bowl. Since the tomatoes will release a fair amount of liquid, use a slotted spoon to serve your Pico de Gallo.
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How To Alter A Pico de Gallo Recipe?

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Pico de Gallo recipe

A classic Pico de Gallo recipe excludes the beans and corn. It also uses white onions instead of red. 

It consists of the following ingredients, which are finely chopped and tossed together:

  • About one small onion
  • One medium serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeds, and ribs (adjust accordingly to your desired level of heat)
  • Lime juice 
  • Salt 
  • Ripe red tomatoes 
  • Fresh cilantro 

Since tomatoes are a fruit, you can replace the tomatoes with other fruits such as mangos, peaches, or sweet corn. Further, you can add avocado or peppers.

What Is The Difference Between Salsa and Pico de Gallo?

They share the same “basic” ingredients; however, the preparation methods are different.

Salsa usually includes stewed or roasted tomatoes and is prepared as a puree. For me, the “S” is salsa means “Saucey.”

My preference is ALWAYS, any variation of Pico de Gallo. This is because it uses raw and diced ingredients. In other words, it’s quick to make!

Homemade beef empanadas

In Conclusion

We all have days when we just don’t feel like cooking. My Bean Pico de Gallo salad recipe is for my lazy “I don’t want to cook days” since it’s packed with protein, and it’s a healthy, low-calorie meal. 

It works well for appetizers, and we enjoy tossing a few spoon fulls over just about anything that needs flavor. If you have any questions on this recipe or would enjoy more Latin style dishes, please leave me a comment below.

Lastly, for home-related tips and tricks drop by anytime. Hey, we’re always up for company. In the meantime, you may enjoy this recipe, Beef Empanadas Recipe | A Family Tradition.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Albertina

    5 stars
    Your pico de gallo bean salad recipe is wonderful. This was the first time I heard this recipe name and tried it and it was very delicious everyone loved it. Thank you!

  2. Nicole

    It’s Yummy! I loved it.

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