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This easy Mango Corn Salsa recipe makes the perfect summer side dish. Packed with a delicious combination of sweet and savory ingredients, you’ll get a taste of the tropics in every bite!
With summer just around the corner, we’re all about the light and healthy dishes and this Mango Corn Salsa has become one of our go-to summer treats. With plenty of juicy ripe mango, sweet corn, spicy jalapeno, and crunchy peppers, this salsa is totally packed with flavor.
This summer salsa couldn’t be any easier. Just chop, mix, and chill, and you’ll have a versatile dip that tastes good on just about anything. Use it to top grilled fish like mahi mahi or tilapia or put it in fish tacos or chicken tacos for a delicious tropical twist on taco night.
But one of my favorite ways to eat this colorful mango salsa is right out of the bowl with some yellow or blue corn tortilla chips. I’m pretty sure you’ll love this amazing homemade salsa so much that you may never go back to store-bought salsa again!
Why We Love This Salsa Recipe
Easy – A little chopping and mixing is all it takes to create this easy and delicious fresh salsa. Then you can keep a batch on hand to use whenever you want.
Healthy – We love recipes that are both healthy and delicious. Filled with fresh fruit and veggies, this salsa is a treat that you can feel good about eating.
Versatile – This is a perfect appetizer for your Cinco de Mayo party or other summer gatherings, but you can also put it on fresh grilled fish or top your tacos with it. There are all kinds of tasty possibilities!
- Fresh mango, diced
- Fresh corn kernels
- Jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
- Red onion, finely chopped
- Red bell pepper, finely chopped
- Chopped fresh cilantro
- Lime juice
How To Make Mango Corn Salsa
Step 1: Place the sliced mango, jalapeno, red peppers, red onion, and corn in a medium bowl.
Step 2: Add salt, chopped cilantro and lime.
Step 3: Stir the salsa mixture thoroughly, then cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes, then mix again just before serving.
Tips & Tricks
- Add black beans for some additional color and flavor. The beans pair well with the sweet mango, and they also add some additional fiber and some protein to your salsa.
- If you don’t have mango, you can use pineapple instead – or add both for an extra dose of tropical flavor.
- You can roast your ear of corn rather than boiling it to give a delicious sweet and smoky flavor to your salsa. Grilled corn tastes delicious too. Although fresh corn is best, you can also use the canned variety if you need to save time.
- You can also use frozen corn. However, if you’re using frozen corn, you’ll want to be sure it thaws completely first. Then use a paper towel to soak up any extra moisture.
- For the best flavor, skip the bottled lime juice and squeeze your own fresh lime juice. It’ll give your salsa a fresh zesty flavor.
How To Tell If A Mango Is Ripe
When buying your ingredients, you’ll want to be sure that your mango is ripe. How can you tell? There are three things you can check:
Appearance – Depending on the variety, a ripe mango will be red, yellow or orange in color. If the skin color is all green, it needs a little more time to ripen.
Touch – Give it a little squeeze. It should be slightly soft, like an avocado when it’s ripe. If it feels too mushy, it’s probably overripe and you’ll want to try a different one.
Smell – Take a whiff. Your mango should have a sweet, fragrant aroma. If there’s no scent, it’s probably not quite ready yet.
Need to know how to cut a mango? Check out this easy tutorial.
Store the salsa in an airtight container in the fridge. It should last for about 3-4 days.
Absolutely! Any kind of tropical fruit would be delicious in this salsa. You can also add yellow or white onions in place of the red, toss in some green bell pepper, or use Anaheim or Serrano pepper in place of the Jalapeno pepper.
More Easy Dip Recipes
- Ground Beef Taco Dip
- Hot Corn Dip With Bacon
- Sausage Cheese Dip
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Mango Corn Salsa
- Place the diced mango, corn, jalapeno, red peppers and red onion in a large bowl.1 mango, 1/2 cup corn kernels, 1 jalapeno pepper, 1/3 red onion, 1/2 red bell pepper
- Add salt, lime juice, and chopped cilantro.1/5 tsp salt, 1 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp cilantro
- Stir the salsa mixture thoroughly, then cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes, then mix again just before serving.
- If you don’t have mango on hand, you can add pineapple instead . You could even add both for an extra dose of tropical flavor.