This mango corn salsa is refreshing, bursting with flavor, and easy to make. It is made with fresh mango and vegetables that are chopped and mixed together for the ultimate combination of flavors. The mango and corn add sweetness while the lime brightens the dish with some tanginess. Dig in and enjoy this mango corn salsa with chips or add it to fish tacos!
Why You Will Love Mango Corn Salsa
- This mango corn salsa is refreshing.
- It is easy to make, just chop the ingredients, mix, and enjoy!
- You only need one mango to make this recipe.
- It is super fresh and bursting with flavor.
- This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.
- This mango corn salsa recipe is healthy.
What Is Mango Corn Salsa?
Mango corn salsa is similar to mango salsa but with the addition of corn. It is made with ripe mango, corn, red onion, red bell pepper, cilantro, lime, and jalapeño.
Mango Corn Salsa Ingredients
- Mango: You will need one ripe mango for this recipe.
- Corn: You can use fresh corn, frozen corn, or canned corn.
- Jalapeño: Remove the seeds from the jalapeño and finely dice it.
- Onion: Dice red onion.
- Bell Pepper: Finely chop red bell pepper.
- Cilantro: Wash, dry, and finely chop the leaves of the cilantro.
- Lime: Freshly squeeze the lime juice from the lime.
- Salt: Just a pinch of salt.
How To Cut A Mango
First, wash and dry the mango. Then, place the mango on a cutting board. There is a pit inside the mango, so make sure not to cut into the pit. Cut down vertically on both sides, avoiding the pit in the center.
After that, place the mango on the cutting board and make horizontal and vertical slices, but don’t cut all the way through the skin. This will create small cubes. Then, use a spoon to scoop out the mango from the skin. Repeat this for the other side and for any remaining mango that isn’t the pit.
How To Make Mango Corn Salsa
First, prep all of the ingredients. Cut the mango into small pieces. Then, seed the jalapeño and finely dice it. After that, dice the red onion and chop the red bell pepper. Next, chop the fresh cilantro.
After that, add the mango, fresh or frozen corn, jalapeño, red onion, red bell pepper, and cilantro to a large bowl. Then, squeeze the fresh lime juice over top of the salsa and add the salt.
Next, mix everything and enjoy!
What To Serve With Mango Corn Salsa
- Chips: Enjoy this mango corn salsa on its own with your favorite tortilla chips.
- Fish: This salsa is an excellent fresh addition to your favorite fish, such as salmon, cod, and halibut, as well as scallops, and shrimp.
- Tacos: Add this mango corn salsa to fish tacos.
Tips For Making Mango Corn Salsa
How To Pick A Mango
You will need one mango for this recipe. When picking a mango, it is best to choose one that is smooth and avoid those with bruises or dents. If the mango is hard it is not ripe yet. Just let the mango sit on your counter for a few days until it is ripe. You will know the mango is ripe and ready for this recipe when it is slightly soft. Just make sure it is not mushy.
Finely Chop The Ingredients
It is important to finely chop the ingredients for this mango corn salsa. You can finely dice everything by hand or use this vegetable chopper. Also, try to cut everything into the same size pieces so you taste all of the flavors in each bite.
What Corn To Use
You can use fresh, frozen, or canned corn for this recipe. We used frozen corn because it makes it super easy. Frozen roasted corn or regular frozen corn are great options. Also, there is no need to defrost the corn, as it will come to room temperature when mixed with the rest of the ingredients. Additionally, you can roast corn on the cob and slice off the corn to use in this recipe, which would be super fresh and flavorful. You can even use canned corn, just make sure to rinse and drain it.
Use Ripe Mango
It is important to use ripe mango for this recipe. If your mango isn’t ripe yet, let it sit on the counter for a few days until it ripens, and then make this salsa. Mango adds incredible sweetness to this salsa.
How To Ripen A Mango Quickly
If you need your mango to ripen quickly, you can place it in a paper bag on the counter at room temperature. This will help the mango ripen faster and with this method, it should be ripe within 2-3 days.
Mango Corn Salsa Variations
- Make More Salsa: You can double this recipe if you would like to make more salsa. This mango corn salsa is best enjoyed fresh after making it or within a few days.
- Add More Ingredients: We love how balanced and delicious this salsa is and you can taste the mango and corn in each bite. If you would like to add more ingredients to this mango corn salsa, chopped avocado would add an amazing flavor. Also, you could add some rinsed and drained black beans. Additionally, some fresh chopped tomatoes are another great option.
- Spice Level: The spice level of this salsa is mild. You can add more jalapeño if you would like it spicier.
- Use Frozen Mango: This recipe is best with fresh ripe mango. However, if you don’t have fresh mango, you can use 1 cup of frozen mango. Just defrost the frozen mango first and then chop it into small bite-sized pieces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Mango Corn Salsa Healthy?
Mango corn salsa is healthy. It is packed with fresh and nutritious ingredients. Also, this recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
How Long Does Mango Corn Salsa Last?
This mango corn salsa is best enjoyed after making it or on the day you make it as that is when it is the most fresh. If you have any leftovers, they will last 1-2 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. We like to enjoy this salsa fresh after making it and save some to add to other dishes, like fish tacos.
Can I Make Corn Mango Salsa Ahead Of Time?
You can meal prep some of the ingredients ahead of time so this salsa is easy to mix together. Also, any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days to enjoy as a refreshing snack. Additionally, you can double this recipe if you would like to have more salsa.
Is Mango Corn Salsa Spicy?
This mango corn salsa is not very spicy and has a mild spice level. We removed the seeds from the jalapeño and finely diced it. If you would like your salsa to be spicier, you could add more diced jalapeño.
Does My Mango Have To Be Ripe?
Yes, you have to use a ripe mango for this recipe. If your mango isn’t ripe yet, let it sit on the counter for a few days until it ripens up.
How Long Does It Take A Mango To Ripen?
The average mango takes about 4-5 days to ripen naturally at room temperature when sitting on the counter.
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4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories65
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
- Sodium 7mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.1g 9%
- Sugars 7.8g
- Protein 1.8g 4%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.