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Grilled Corn Mango Salsa – Vegan, GF, Yum! + VIDEO Recipe

Grilled Corn Mango Salsa – Why ? 

Because, nothing screams Summer than Mango and Corn, right? And as I sit down to write this, parts of India have already moved to the Annual Monsoon season. Monsoon is a huge necessity for an agri-dependant economy like India. And surprise, surprise ! Chomping on grilled 🌽 Corn-on-the-cob liberally spiced with lemon and smoked paprika  is a huge emotion and a favourite street food as well 

As the world moves towards varied hues of the Pandemic lockdown (and revival),we are still unable to step out  freely in India (and my own city in particular). So why not bring the same emotion home. I am using hulled corn today, and this salsa is almost a No-Cook recipe and quick to make if you have the two major ingredients – Corn and Mango on hand. Another Zero cook salad / quick side that we make during Summers is this ultra delish Caprese Salad

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What kind of Mangoes can be used for Grilled Corn Mango Salsa?

Any sweet variety can be used. But for salsa, I prefer the semi-sweet (almost ripe, yet slightly tart) variety available here called Totapuri. Not using the raw variety, but the semi ripe variety 

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Totapuri Mangoes

Other Salsa varieties you might like and the dishes it is used in…

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Some FAQs to make the Best Grilled Corn Mango Salsa

Corn on the cob or Hulled Corn ?

If you have a  Tandoor (Indian Coal based stove) or a Hibachi, you can certainly roast the corn on that whole (and then hull it). However, I have used previously hulled Raw Corn and used a grill corn to get those (yum!) grilled marks on the corn. 

What can be served with this salsa?

Well, we love to dig into this as is. But it also tastes good with some nachos or as a side with some grilled meats or veggies. Perhaps this salsa served on canapés also would make for a delectable treat. 

Can I make this raw?

Well, this is a grilled corn mango salsa. But you can use boiled or fresh corn (without grilling it) with varied results. 

Can I use butter to make this salsa?

This salsa is grilled using olive oil. But you can add any salted butter or even nut butter (if you want it to remain plant based)

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Major ingredients used in Grilled Corn Mango Salsa 

  • Mango – Any Semi Sweet variety would work. We don’t want this cloyingly sweet. 
  • Corn – Fresh / hulled / Frozen Corn works
  • Salt and Spices –  a combo of black pepper, chilli flakes etc
  • Olive Oil – Butter may be used (negligible oil)
  • Tomatoes, Onions, Bell Peppers – for freshness
  • Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Mint shredded

Let’s get to the recipe

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Prep time – 15 mins, Cook time – 10 mins, Serves – 2

  • 1 cup Corn (dehusked)
  • 1/2 cup Mango (diced)
  • 1/4 cup Onion (minced)
  • 1/4 cup Tomato (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper – optional
  • 1 tbsp Mint (minced fine)
  • 1 tsp Green chilly (minced fine) – Optional
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice 
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How to make Grilled Corn Mango Salsa

  1. Microwave or steam the corn kernels till soft. Drain and reserve.
  2. In a grill pan, add the olive oil. Brush evenly to coat the entire grill pan. 
  3. Add half of the onions and saute. 
  4. Add the steamed corn and saute for 4-5 mins on medium heat. 
  5. Transfer this to a bowl. 
  6. Now add the rest of the ingredients except salt. 
  7. Chill for 15 mins
  8. Add salt just before serving and serve immediately.
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Grilled Corn Mango Salsa

Kalyani
A fresh Summery Salsa with Grilled Corn and Semi Ripe Mango
4.84 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Corn dehusked
  • 1/2 cup Mango diced
  • 1/4 cup Onion minced
  • 1/4 cup Tomatoes minced
  • 1/2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper optional
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Mint leaves minced fine
  • 1 tsp Green chilly optional
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

  • Microwave or steam the corn kernels till soft. Drain and reserve.
  • In a grill pan, add the olive oil. Brush evenly to coat the entire grill pan.
  • Add half of the onions and saute.
  • Add the steamed corn and saute for 4-5 mins on medium heat.
  • Transfer this to a bowl.
  • Now add the rest of the ingredients except salt.
  • Chill for 15 mins
  • Add salt just before serving and serve immediately.

Video

Keyword Corn, Kids Food, Low Cal, Low Fat, Quick Snack, Raw Mango, Salsa
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28 Comments

  1. Sneha Datar

    I love this grilled corn and mango salsa, it’s mouth watering.

  2. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Grilled corn mango salsa looks super tempting and Delish. Love the refreshing salsa that is so quick to put together. Beautifully presented Kalyani.

  3. 5 stars
    Now corn and mango in a salsa who can resist it? Simple and delicious I think I should make some with whatever available mango. Will bring in some sunshine.

  4. 5 stars
    I love this bowl of yummy grilled corn and mango salsa.. it is perfect for hot summers when mango season is on.. delicious share..

  5. hem lata srivastava

    3 stars
    Such a healthy and delicious grilled con mango salad looks absolutely tempting..

  6. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Okay, its nearly dinner time for me, please pass the whole bowl as that is all I need, your grilled corn mango salad. It has both my favorite ingredients corn and mango. Healthy and filling at the same time.

  7. Sasmita Sahoo

    5 stars
    totally agree with this lin kalyani – ‘nothing screams Summer than Mango’
    The salad is a lovely compilation of all my fav ingredients. I can have this anytime through out the day

  8. Jolly Makkar

    Such an interesting and flavorful combo of corn and mango salad! I actually love mango salsa but never adding corn in it. Your recipe with simple flavors sounds so delicious!

  9. Shobha Keshwani

    5 stars
    Nice and refreshing salsa with mango. I love any dish that has mango in it. Makes a light and healthy snack to serve anytime of the day.

  10. 5 stars
    Grilled corn mango salad is such an inviting one. It looks refreshing and bursting with flavors. This is the perfect salsa for monsoon as well as any other time depending on the availability of mangoes. Easy to make with interesting sweet tangy taste. Nice post!

  11. Priya Srinivasan

    5 stars
    Love this grilled corn mango salsa kalyani! Simple recipe but great flavors there, and wonderful colors! I will happily wipe clean a bowl just like that!!!

  12. 5 stars
    Grilled corn and mango salsa looks amazing. Both of these are my favourite ingredients. Love this dish idea as it would make a lovely starter in the summer.

  13. Rinku Bhattacharya

    5 stars
    I agree with you about the almost ripe mangoes, in fact, they work better in a salsa like this, complementing the flavors of the corn.

  14. 5 stars
    Yum yum !! Love mango and corn both..so this is anytime welcome for me..so nachos too on the side pls 🙂

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