Avocado, Corn and Mango Salad

This delicious medley of colorful, fresh flavors could be a salsa or salad, or just good enough with chips and margaritas!

Avocado, Corn and Mango Salad – Good enough with chips and margaritas, or the perfect summer salad/salsa side dish! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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, Corn and Mango Salad – Good enough with chips and margaritas, or the perfect summer salad/salsa side dish! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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!

Avocado, Corn and Mango Salad – Good enough with chips and margaritas, or the perfect summer salad/salsa side dish! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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 Salad – Good enough with chips and margaritas, or the perfect summer salad/salsa side dish! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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!

Avocado, Corn and Mango Salad

Avocado, Corn and Mango Salad

Yield: 4 servings


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Let stand at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to combine, then toss and serve.
  3. Enjoy!

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  1. 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. :)

  2. 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.

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

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

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

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Very colorful! Looks delicious!

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

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

  9. 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!

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

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

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

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

  14. 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!

  15. Mmmm, what a perky little salsa!

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

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

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

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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. :)

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

  23. 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!

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

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

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

  27. 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.

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

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

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

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

  32. 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:)

  33. 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!

  34. Wonderful combination! Light, refreshing and perfect for summer!

  35. 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!

  36. 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!

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

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

  39. 5 stars
    Lovely recipe and so healthy. Thanks for sharing.

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

  41. 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!

  42. So colorful. Yum~!

  43. And the presentation and photos are just mouthwatering.

  44. It looks so colourful, vibrant and tasty!

  45. 5 stars
    Yuuuuuuum!!! This looks so great, so many flavours in one dish, yum yum yum!!!

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

  47. What beautiful colors – art on a plate!

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

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

  50. 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!

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

  52. 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

  53. 5 stars
    This is a gorgeous summer salad! Love it!

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

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

  56. 5 stars
    Gorgeous and colorful salad — love the addition of sweet mangoes in this salad :)

  57. 5 stars
    I just made something very similar without the mango but that would have been sooo good! Next time I’m trying that.

  58. 5 stars
    This looks fabulous – so fresh and colourful!

  59. 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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