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

April 6, 2013
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.

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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.}

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Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa
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Yield: about 10 cups

Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa

Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa

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.
Prep time: 20 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 30 M


  • 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


How to cook Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa

  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. 
  2. Remove from heat and place corn in a large bowl.
  3. Add red onion, bell pepper, mango, cilantro, black beans, lime juice, chipotle chilies, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Chill for about 30 minutes before serving. 
  5. Serve with tortilla chips, as a salad, or spooned over pork or chicken.
  1. You can also use jarred mango (found in the produce section) and frozen mango (thawed out before chopping) just fine.
  2. Chipotle chilies add a lot of heat. Use less if you prefer a milder salsa.
  3. When cooking the corn, really make sure to brown it ... it's supposed to get dark brown and black'ish spots on it.  The roasted char gives the corn such fantastic flavor.
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  1. The combination of flavors in this salsa sound delicious! This would be a tasty and colorful addition to any meal! Thanks.

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

  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

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

  4. this looks SOOO good! I hope you will stop by and link this up to my Tasteful Tuesdays party (opens Monday night)

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

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

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

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

  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

  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!

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

  10. 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.

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


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