April 6, 2013

Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa {my all-time favorite salsa}

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The flavor combination of roasted corn, smoky chipotle chilies, and sweet fresh mango in this Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa is truly out-of-this-world good.

Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa


Not too long ago, I professed my love for salsas when I posted my recipe for easy Restaurant-Style Salsa.  It's an undying love, for sure.  Well, now I bring you my all-time absolute favorite salsa.  Ever.  Like, if salsas could be our friends, this one would be my BFF.

Packed full of spicy-smoky chipotle chilies, caramelized roasted corn, and sweet, cool mango, the flavors in this Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa are truly out-of-this-world good.

And it's gorgeous, too!  I mean, just check out the beautiful colors and bright big hunks of fresh mango ...

Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa

Don't you just want to dive in?

And let me just tell you, this Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa makes my mouth do a happy dance.  With tortilla chips?  Happy dance.  With pita chips?  Happy dance.  With roasted pork or grilled chicken?  Happy dance.  Just straight up from a big ol' spoon?  Happy dance.

And apparently it makes other people's mouths do happy dances, too.  Whenever I bring this salsa somewhere ... 'cause it's one of my go-to bring-it-to-a-picnic-or-party dishes ... it gets rave reviews.  Mmmm, hmmm ... it's one of those dishes ... that everyone seems to compliment or ask for the recipe.

So if you're looking for a new salsa best friend, I'll share my Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa BFF with you ... I don't think it'll mind.  {and then your mouth can do a salsa happy dance, too.}

Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa
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Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa
Source:  Adapted from Cooking Light magazine
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 3 c. corn kernels, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 c. finely chopped red onion
  • 1 c. chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 c. peeled and diced fresh mango
  • 6 T. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 c. fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 4 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Directions
  1. Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook for about 30 seconds. Stir in corn kernels. Cook corn for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. You want the kernels to develop brown, or even a few blackened, charred spots on them. Remove from heat and place corn in a large bowl.
  2. Add red onion, bell pepper, mango, cilantro, black beans, lime juice, chipotle chilies, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Chill for about 30 minutes before serving.  Serve with tortilla chips, as a salad, or with pork or chicken.
NOTES:
- I have also used jarred mango (found in the produce section) and frozen mango (thawed out before chopping) just fine.
- Chipotle chilies add a lot of heat.  Use less if you prefer a milder salsa.
- Really make sure to brown the corn ... it's supposed to get dark brown and black'ish spots on it.  Don't be afraid!  The roasting gives the corn such fantastic flavor, I promise.

Enjoy!

Enjoy these other tasty salsas from The Kitchen is My Playground ...

17 comments:

  1. The combination of flavors in this salsa sound delicious! This would be a tasty and colorful addition to any meal! Thanks.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! Yes, the flavors in this salsa are an absolutely fabulous combination.

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  2. This looks so pretty and delicious!I'd love for you to share over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. It opens ever Saturday morning. Leigh Anne
    http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-11/

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    1. Thanks for inviting me over, Leigh Anne!

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  3. Hi - saw this at Marvelous Monday and knew I had to stop by to get the recipe - this looks so fresh and delicious!

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    1. Glad it caught your eye, Deb. It IS fresh & delicious!

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  4. this looks SOOO good! I hope you will stop by and link this up to my Tasteful Tuesdays party (opens Monday night)
    Emily @www.nap-timecreations.com

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  5. Ok... this sounds amazing. I pretty sure it would be my BFF too! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

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    1. You're welcome. :-) I hope you give it a try, Krista ... it truly is amazing.

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  6. This sounds very delightful and I know my granddaughter would love it. Got to make it this summer. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. This looks and sounds amazing! I'm a salsa lover too and definitely giving this a try! Thanks so much for partying with us at Time to Sparkle Tuesday : )

    xoxo Liz

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  8. Oh yum, this looks amazing! Just saved this recipe- I love any salsa, but especially if it has corn and black beans. And the mango in it sounds great!

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  9. Saw roasted corn at Trader Joes yesterday...so going to make this! Looks yummy, Thanks!

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  10. Looks Yummy , I like the addition of chipotles.

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  11. Love the flavors in this salsa especially the charred corn and chipotle. The mango is a great way to add sweetness. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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  12. What an incredible way to kick up corn and black beans! Yummy!

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