This post was originally published here May 26, 2016. I’ve since updated the text and photographs. This colorful salad is from Heather Christo’s cookbook, Pure Delicious: 150 Allergy-Free Recipes for Everyday and Entertaining. A must-have cookbook for anyone with food allergies or sensitivities.
I’m not a big planner when it comes to Summertime activities. I like to just see where the days and weeks take me. Impromptu afternoons at the beach and randomly pulling over for any ice cream stand that happens to cross my path is much more my speed.
But I can get down for some elaborate plans when it comes to food. The next few months will be buzzing with fresh, local ingredients and I want to be sure I take advantage of them all. And not to mention, there will be so many fun food-related activities happening that I don’t want to miss out on. I’m here for ALL the cookouts and parties!
This Fresh Corn and Mango Salad should absolutely be part of your food-related plans this season. This colorful medley of chopped fruits and vegetables is a versatile recipe that can be enjoyed in so many ways. Serve it as a potluck side dish. Spoon it over grilled chicken or fish. Or dig in with your favorite tortilla chips, which is my personal favorite way to eat it. This savory-sweet Fresh Corn and Mango Salad does it all!
Hint: this would be a good one to make for upcoming Cinco de Mayo!
If you don’t have fresh corn, frozen corn is a great substitute in this recipe. And if you can’t find honey mangoes, one of the larger red mangoes should do the trick.
This Fresh Corn and Mango Salad recipe comes from Heather Christo’s cookbook, Pure Delicious: 150 Allergy-Free Recipes for Everyday and Entertaining. Every recipe in Heather’s cookbook is free of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and cane sugar. So if you or someone you love is living with food allergies and sensitives, this cookbook is a real gem. And if you’re not struggling with those things, but you simply just love fresh, beautifully prepared foods, then this cookbook is also for you. Basically, what I’m saying is everyone will love these recipes!
Fresh Corn and Mango Salad
- 2 ears of corn, husks and silks removed
- 2 honey mangos, peeled, pitted and diced
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 red onion, peeled and diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
- Zest from 2 limes
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Using a sharp knife, slice the corn kernels from the cobs. Add the corn kernels to a large bowl.
- Add all the remaining ingredients, tossing to combine.
- You can serve this salad immediately. Or cover and refrigerate it for up to 1 day.
Recipe reprinted with minor adaptions from Pure Delicious: 150 Allergy-Free Recipes for Everyday and Entertaining by arrangement with Pam Krauss Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Heather Christo LLC.
I’ve been waiting for corn season just so I can make something like this! I’ve been eyeing Heather’s book, that woman has mad skillz! Happy weekend friend, I hope it’s filled with grilling and lots of salsa 🙂 xo
The book is just FABULOUS! Cheers to the long weekend!
Thank you so much for sharing my book and this recipe- you made it look so beautiful! Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend!!!
Thanks, Heather! So happy to have the book as part of my collection!
Love Heather’s food and love this dish. What a wonderful combination of flavours 🙂
She is such a superstar! 🙂
Enjoy the weekend, girl — I hope a cold cerveza or margarita is snuggled up to this fab corn & mango salad!
Oh you know I’ll be drinking some margs! XOXO!
I love this recipe and Heather’s new book, Liz! Her story is so engaging and her book reflects the love and passion she puts into caring for herself and family. So many will benefit from her wisdom. I’ve been cooking my way through it and so there’s so many delicious recipes… I’ve not tried this one yet. But I’ve gotta give it a go! Your photog is gorgeous… I love the shot of the book on the mantle…#inspired! The weekend… pulling weeds (always), planting herbs, going for a looong walk, lunching with a friend and the usual shenanigans! 😀 Plenty of booze !! : o
Oh yes, I will be doing some weed pulling myself. All the plants in my yard have seemingly doubled in size in just two weeks. Things are starting to get hairy out there! Cheers to the weekend, friend! XOXO!
such a pretty & fresh salad! perfect for the summer Xx
Thanks, Thalia! XOXO!
Love how fresh and crisp this salad is. And perfect timing for summer too! I just picked up Heather’s book from the library today actually, and I cannot wait to go through it.
Have a fantastic long weekend Liz!
Yeah! You’re going to love the cookbook! And hooray for a long weekend!
Oh my goodness this is one seriously gorgeous salad! I love all the bright colors and flavors. I hope you had a great long week-end Liz!
Thanks, Denise! I hope you try out this recipe!
I keep seeing this recipe!!!! LOVE this fresh corn and mango salad!!! It’s a sign that I need Heather’s book! 🙂
Yes, it’s definitely a sign! You’ll love it (both the salad and the cookbook!)!
A delicious reminder to make this salsa, Liz! Beautiful update 😀
You’ll love it, Traci!