Get ready for the holiday celebrations with these No-cook Black Bean Corn Salsa Cracker Bites. Piled high with colorful ingredients, these cracker bites are a must-have delicacy for your holiday gathering. Plus, it’s the most straightforward hors d’oeuvre ANYONE can make.
Arrange these bites on a large tray, and you have yourself a perfect party appetizer brimming with vibrant color, flavor, and texture.
Easy starters are such a convenience! They make your parties more exciting and fun. Like these flavor-packed, crunchy, and super delicious Black Bean Corn Salsa Cracker Bites!
Layered with colorful ingredients such as cucumber slices, black beans, and corn salsa, these wonderful little treats offer a burst of flavor and crunch in every bite.
Bring the party platter to the dinner table and watch them fly off the plate. The best part is that you can enjoy these little bites of sheer happiness without losing your appetite for the main course!
What are Black Bean Corn Salsa Cracker Bites
Corn, black beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes team up to make a delicious cracker bites recipe that surely tickles every taste bud.
The recipe gets its kick from garlic, cumin, and a layer of flavorful roasted red bell pepper hummus.
A complete crowd-pleaser, this recipe is the easiest hors d’oeuvre anyone can make without having to be a pro in the kitchen.
You can add more nutrition to these little bites by adding your fav veggies and even experiment while creating an array of sweet and savory appetizers topped with assorted flavors. The lip-smacking savory combos —
- Soft cheese spread topped with chopped veggies
- Samosa cracker bites
- Avocado bruschetta cracker bites
- Caprese bites
- Cheese ball bites
- Mozzarella cheese bites
- Bean dip cracker bites
- Meat lovers can add meat to add more flavor
- Pizza bites and the list goes on.
The drool-worthy sweet combos —
- Smores bite
- Chocolate mousse topped with fresh fruit bites
- Peanut butter and jam bites
- Cheesecake bites
- Nutella and peanut butter bites – yum!
- Banana split and custard bites
- Whipped cream and berries bite.
Sweet or savory, these cracker bites are a holiday staple not to be missed. It takes the stress out of planning and creates a colorful show-stopping centerpiece on your table.
Reasons You’ll ♡ Black Bean Corn Salsa Cracker Bites
This recipe for bite-sized appetizers is a family favorite, and it also makes quite an impression at parties. This is what makes them loved by one and all —
- Completely adaptable recipe
- Colorful and perfect for any occasion
- Fun, one-bite appetizer
- Packed with flavors and textures
- Fresh, flavorful, creamy, and crunchy, all at once
- Require no cooking, baking, or frying
- Quick and delicious appetizer!
One of the best appetizers to bring to the table effortlessly made with simple ingredients, these cracker bites are purely irresistible!
You can pull these bite-sized appetizers together in a few minutes and serve them while flaunting their elegance and deliciousness.
And the best part is that these eye-catchy, gorgeously looking treats are scalable to suit your preference and can be partially prepared in advance for convenient assembling when ready to serve.
Black Bean Corn Salsa Cracker Bites Ingredient List
Crackers — They are the star ingredient. I am using Ritz whole wheat crackers. However, you can use any other gluten-free crackers or even rice crackers for this recipe. Wheat Thin whole wheat crackers also work great for this recipe.
Roasted red bell pepper Hummus — A layer of the most flavorful red bell pepper hummus works the best, but if you are on a time crunch, you may resort to the store-bought ones.
Cucumber — Peeled and sliced cucumber add crunch and texture to the recipe besides the fresh flavor.
Corn kernels — This recipe calls for fresh corn kernels, but you can easily swap them out for frozen corn kernels or canned ones to relish this treat throughout the year.
Black Beans — They are an integral part of this salsa. You may use canned black beans, but remember to drain and rinse them properly before using them.
Tomatoes — Finely chopped fresh tomatoes add a delightful crunch to the recipe.
Cumin Powder — Freshly roasted cumin powder lends a musky and earthy flavor to the recipe, intensifying its overall taste.
Garlic — The ultimate taste enhancer, garlic adds a flavorful punch and takes the recipe to another level.
Cilantro leaves — Tiny bits of dried cilantro sprinkled over the cracker bites add aesthetic and flavor to the appetizer.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Flavorful spread options — Red bell pepper humus is flavor-packed, low in calories, and an easy-to-spread option for this recipe. However, you can also choose to spread regular hummus or any flavored cream cheese in place of red bell pepper hummus, and it will still make a delicious appetizer.
Optimum Flavors — To allow the flavors of the salsa and hummus to meld well, prepare it a day in advance and store it in an air-tight container in the fridge. When ready to serve the next day, top the crackers with this pre-made salsa and hummus and enjoy the most flavorsome cracker bites recipe!
Add more nutrition — Cucumbers, corn kernels, and black beans form the major components of this recipe. But you can add more nutrition and color to this summer cracker appetizer recipe by adding more veggies or fruits like pineapple and mango chunks to it.
Easy replacement for hummus — You can substitute red bell pepper hummus with cream cheese or tzatziki, and the recipe will taste great!
Substituting crackers — If you don’t want to use crackers for any reason or want to experiment with other options, you may try round slices of radish or cucumber rings instead of crackers.
Allow the flavors to meld well — To allow the flavors of the salsa and hummus to blend well, prepare it a day in advance and store it in an air-tight container in the fridge. When ready to serve the next day, top the crackers with this pre-made salsa and hummus and enjoy the most flavorsome cracker bites recipe!
Scalable and easily customizable — This recipe of cracker bites is entirely customizable. It can be easily scaled up or down according to the requirement. When catering to a larger gathering, you can easily double the recipe or halve it for a small get-together.
Don’t store the leftovers — These roasted red pepper hummus cracker bites taste the best when prepared fresh before serving. The leftovers cannot be stored once assembled, as the wet ingredients will make the crackers soggy.
Intensifying flavors — Add more herbs and seasonings for a more flavorful recipe. You can add a few drops of fresh lime juice or some finely chopped jalapeno chile to take the flavor profile up.
Fresh black beans or Canned ones? You may use either freshly boiled black beans or canned ones, depending on the availability of your choice. However, if both versions are unavailable, you can also use the dried black beans.
Options for Salsa — You can use freshly homemade salsa for this recipe or canned ones. I recommend not using the store-bought black bean corn salsa as it may be watery and make the crackers soggy.
Let me know what you think!
Quick to assemble and charmingly hued cucumber-hummus cracker bites make quite a statement at the parties, being a great finger food.
So, look no further if your taste buds are yearning for a savory treat. Bring the ingredients together and, without delay, begin with the recipe.
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Follow the step-by-step recipe to make the best Black Bean Corn Salsa Cracker Bites
Black Bean Corn Salsa Cracker Bites
- 1 cup Corn Kernels
- 1 cup Black Beans (drained and washed)
- 2 medium Tomatoes finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon Garlic
- ½ teaspoon Dried cilantro leaves – crushed
- – – Salt to taste
- – – Cilantro leaves
- Combine all the ingredients listed under 'SALSA' in a bowl. Mix it well. Adjust the seasonings and set them aside.
- Spread a layer of roasted red bell pepper hummus on each cracker.
- Layer it with a cucumber slice.
- Then add two teaspoons of black bean and corn salsa on top. Not too much, just two teaspoons. We don’t want the salsa running off the bites.
- Lastly, sprinkle the bites with chopped cilantro leaves. Repeat these steps with all the crackers, and that’s it! You are all done.