Roasted Corn, Black Bean & Mango Salad

Roasted Corn, Black Bean & Mango Salad

This simple, fresh-tasting salad adds delicious variety to grilled foods, such as salmon, halibut, chicken or pork. Browning the corn in a skillet gives it a nutty, caramelized flavor that contrasts with the sweetness of the mango.

From EatingWell: Summer 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)
Yield: 8 servings, generous 1/2 cup each
Active Time: 45
Total Time: 45


  1. 2 teaspoons canola oil
  2. 1 clove garlic, minced
  3. 1 1/2 cups corn kernels, (from 3 ears)
  4. 1 large ripe mango, (about 1 pound), peeled and diced
  5. 1 15-ounce or 19-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  6. 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  7. 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  8. 3 tablespoons lime juice
  9. 1 small canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, (see Ingredient Note), drained and chopped
  10. 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  11. 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  12. 1/4 teaspoon salt


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer the corn mixture to a large bowl. Stir in mango, beans, onion, bell pepper, lime juice, chipotle, cilantro, cumin and salt.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Serve at room temperature.
  • Ingredient Note: Chipotle peppers are smoked jalapenos with a fiery taste that are canned in adobo sauce. Look for them in the Hispanic section of large supermarkets and in specialty stores.


Nutrition Per Serving: 125 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 4 g fiber; 245 mg sodium; 223 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (70% daily value), Fiber (18% dv).

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit