Avocado, Corn and Mango Salad

Avocado, Corn and Mango Salsa Recipe

I’ve been undecided about whether to call this a salsa or a salad, but really, it could be either! This mouthwatering medley of bright, fresh flavors is so versatile it could be darn well anything, don’t you agree?

Avocado and Corn

It’s delicious all wrapped up with fluffy scrambled eggs in a tortilla, or as a topping for grilled meat or seafood. Toss it with salad greens or roasted vegetables, or stuff it into tacos, burritos or enchiladas. Oh, the possibilities!

Red Bell Pepper and Garlic

This happy marriage between salsa and salad is also tasty enough on its own. With a colorful combination of fresh corn, red bell peppers, avocado and mango – just to name a few – it makes for a scrumptious side dish alongside tacos or grilled meats. You could also just serve it with chips and margaritas!

Avocado, Corn and Mango Salsa

Try this high-protein and high-flavor salad (or salsa!) sometime for yourself and you’re bound to agree that it’s a fun, flavorful way to get your fill of veggies and break routine!

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Avocado, Corn and Mango Salad

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups frozen or fresh corn (recommended: fresh)

1 14 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 ripe avocado, chopped

2 Roma tomatoes, chopped

1 ripe mango, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

2 teaspoons hot sauce

1 lime, juiced

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

If using fresh corn, microwave whole for 6-8 minutes. Carefully remove with potholders and, once cool, peel off and discard corn husk. Slowly slide knife down ear of corn to remove kernels.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Let stand at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to combine, then toss and serve.

Enjoy!

      

60 Responses to “Avocado, Corn and Mango Salad”

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    Honey — May 14, 2012 @ 5:13 am

    That looks seriously delicious and healthy. I call this a salad, it’s probably super tastier than a normal salad, and you can feel good about eating it. So call it a salad, not salsa. :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 14, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    I love all the fresh ingredients in here! This will be so refreshing on a hot summer day when we’re firing up the grill.

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    london bakes — May 14, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    I’m loving all these bright and fresh ingredients that you’ve been using recently, your blog feels like a ray of sunshine!

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    Blog is the New Black — May 14, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Great summer salad!

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    Mom — May 14, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    What a colorful feast! This will be on my table very soon, Gi..

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    Choc Chip Uru — May 14, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Another dish which reminds me of being healthy, sitting in a hammock with the sunset in my background :D
    Gorgeous salad!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Melissa | Cajun Sugar Pie — May 14, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    Very colorful! Looks delicious!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 14, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    This sounds delightful! I love that mango mixed in there. Yum!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — May 14, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    What a beautiful salad. I love the addition of mango. I’m def. going to be trying this recipe. Thanks, Georgia.

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    Judy@SavoringToday — May 14, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    This is such a great recipe to have on-hand during the summer for a dip with chips, taco filling, or simple side dish–love it!

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    Joanne — May 14, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    This is definitely exactly the kind of thing I’ve been craving lately! Mexican flavors + mango = heaven to me!

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    Lindsey — May 14, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    I can’t wait for corn to be in season! I will definitely try this. It looks delish!! What a bright, colorful dish!!

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    sweetsplendor — May 14, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Mango and corn are one of my favorite flavor combinations. This is great for summer!

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    Baker Street — May 14, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Mango and corn is such a wonderful combination. Just the salad recipe I’ve been looking for. :)

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — May 14, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    I love these kinds of salsas…so fresh and the colors pop. I saw some fresh corn at the market this weekend and didn’t buy any. Now I wish I would have!

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    A SPICY PERSPECTIVE — May 14, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    Mmmm, what a perky little salsa!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — May 14, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    What a pretty salad! I love all the ingredients combined together in it.

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    Megan Pence — May 14, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    I can’t decide if I want to eat it with a spoon or dip it with chips! These looks fabulous either way, Georgia!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 14, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    So gorgeous…love all these colors! Makes me hungry for salsa at 9am :)

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    Pencil Kitchen — May 14, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    This is the type of salad i’d love to eat but never remember of making! mangoes, avocado and corn, will never forget it now.

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    Paula — May 14, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Great colours in this salad. Perfect for summer and it sounds delicious.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 14, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    what a beautiful salad, Georgia! Pretty much all of your recipes are bursting with color and flavor- I just love this salad for a summertime dinner. avocados and mangos are my FAVORITE… i love mango guacamole. I’ll have to pin this and save it to bring a long and impress everyone at a summertime grill out. :)

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    Pam — May 14, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    It’s so flavorful, bright, and delicious. It looks great Georgia!

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    Tina Bk — May 14, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    This does have some of my favorite veggies in it and the mango is a tasty addition! I am always up for any food that falls into the southwestern category and this does look like a winner-yum!

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    Sawsan (chef in disguise) — May 14, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    Salad or salsa it sounds like a perfect way to brighten anyone’s day
    I love the combination of colors, so refreshing

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    Erica — May 14, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    Beautiful and delicious! Makes me want to pull out some chips and veggies for dipping!!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — May 14, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    this sounds wonderful, georgia! perfect for all the warm weather grilling, too.

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    Kitchen Riffs — May 14, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    I’d call it salsa – more versatile! This would make a terrific garnish on grilled fish or chicken, for example. Good post & good blog – glad I found you. I’ll be back.

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    Jen @ Jens Favorite Cookies — May 14, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    I’ve had something similar before, and it was fantastic!! This looks so beautiful too! Can’t wait to try it.

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    Sarah — May 14, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    i’d call this salsa. it looks amazing! great job!

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    Jamie — May 15, 2012 @ 12:23 am

    Oh wow, I want this for dinner – such gorgeous photos!

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    Val — May 15, 2012 @ 12:51 am

    This is a taste bud sensation….Did you know I grew up in New England, too???? =))))

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    Steph@TheChickpeaChickadee — May 15, 2012 @ 12:51 am

    Looks like the perfect salad for a hot TX night. Love how colorful it is. Serving it with chips and margaritas sounds like a perfect idea:)

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    Chef Connie — May 15, 2012 @ 1:21 am

    Lovely recipe and so healthy. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jeanette — May 15, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    This is one of our favorite summer salads. I made this so many times last summer but no one ever got tired of it. Time to bring it out again!

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    Jennifer {Mother Thyme} — May 15, 2012 @ 2:43 am

    Wonderful combination! Light, refreshing and perfect for summer!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — May 15, 2012 @ 3:16 am

    Definitely I’d love this with chips! But with mangoes in it… I can eat it as main salad dish! You always take such vivid and cheerful pictures, Georgia!

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    Baking Serendipity — May 15, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    I love this as a salad…because I call chips and salsa a meal and feel kinda guilty about it way too often :) I love the pairing of avocado and mango!

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    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — May 15, 2012 @ 3:57 am

    I don’t care what you call it, I want it! What a great combination of flavors!

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    Reem | Simply Reem — May 15, 2012 @ 4:51 am

    Such colorful and delicious looking salad!!!
    Perfect!!! I am so making this with barbecue chicken on weekend…

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    Sandra - The Foodie Affair — May 15, 2012 @ 5:36 am

    Great combination. I would need a spoon for big bites!

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    kitcheninspirations — May 15, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    What a beautiful summer salad, Georgia, I just love the colours. And it must be a brand new burst of fresh flavours in each bite! The fresh lime juice likely brings out each individual flavour beautifully. You could easily slice up a whole wheat fajita shell into 1cm strips and toast them for a taco chip effect and still be relatively healthy!

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    mireia badia — May 15, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    Yuuuuuuum!!! This looks so great, so many flavours in one dish, yum yum yum!!!

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    SkinnyMommy — May 15, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    So colorful. Yum~!

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    love2dine — May 15, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    And the presentation and photos are just mouthwatering.

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    Angie's Recipes — May 15, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    It looks so colourful, vibrant and tasty!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — May 15, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    So colorful! Amazing pictures. Some of my favorite ingredients in this, sounds amazing!

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    Lynda @ TasteFood — May 15, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    What beautiful colors – art on a plate!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 16, 2012 @ 12:51 am

    Salsa or salad, I love it! I think I would be happy to eat it both ways! So colorful!

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    asmita — May 16, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    What a simple yet flavorful recipe! So fresh, colorful and delicious!!!

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    The Harried Cook — May 16, 2012 @ 2:30 am

    Totally agree with the fun and flavorful bit! I love the recipe – gorgeous colors, bright flavors and absolutely delicious star ingredients! Thanks for sharing :) Thank you for sharing this!

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    Gracey — May 16, 2012 @ 3:30 am

    This looks really good, and I love all the colors, that always makes thing 10x better!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — May 16, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    So funny that you mentioned that this could be a salsa or a salad. When I first saw the picture I thought to myself salsa, but then I saw the title. I’d be more than happy to sit down to bowl of this salad! I think of only getting a smaller amount when I think of it as salsa, haha. It looks fantastic. I need to make something like this when I get some delicious fresh corn :D

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    Tracy — May 16, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    This is a gorgeous summer salad! Love it!

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes — May 17, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    I never tried mango and corn together, but should as this looks gorgeous and healthy!

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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — May 17, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    What a pretty, perfect salad. I cannot wait to try it!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — May 18, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    Gorgeous and colorful salad — love the addition of sweet mangoes in this salad :)

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    Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen — May 19, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    I just made something very similar without the mango but that would have been sooo good! Next time I’m trying that.

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    Julie and Brit @ twosaucysisters — July 19, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    This looks fabulous – so fresh and colourful!

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    Mary @ Fit and Fed — June 23, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    This looks especially good with the avocado and mango, two of my favorites that are so good together, and it doesn’t stint with additional veggies and herbs either. Could be an easy summer meal on its own!

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