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Blackened Cod with Mango Salsa

This healthy grilled cod with colorful mango salsa comes together SO quickly! Aren't easy weeknight meals the best? The smoky spiciness of the fish paired with the sweet yet tangy salsa is a flavor explosion! This simple, gluten-free, dairy free, and clean eating recipe is sure to impress. Who says healthy food is boring?! Not me!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time5 hrs 35 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackened, cod, fish, grill, mango, salsa verde
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 300kcal
Cost: $9.00


  • outdoor grill


Fish and Rub Ingredients

  • 2 cod fillets, boneless and skinless
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard

Mango Salsa

  • 1 small mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • dash of salt


  • Preheat your outdoor grill to medium-high heat or roughly 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Next, start preparing your salsa by adding all ingredients to a small bowl. Gently stir to combine and let the mixture rest while you prepare the fish.
  • Place two pieces of aluminum foil on top of each other and fold the sides together as if to form one piece of foil. Do this for each piece of fish you are preparing. Lightly spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Gently pat your pieces of fish dry with a paper towel and place them on the oiled foil.
  • Mix all the "rub" ingredients together in a small boil.
  • After the ingredients are combined pour the rub over the fish and distribute evenly. Pat the rub into the fish with your fingers.
  • Place your foil of fish on the grilling rack. The fish should take 12-15 minutes to cook. Do not turn your fish while grilling. It is finished when you can "flake" the fish apart with a fork. Be careful to not overcook!
  • Gently remove fish from foil with a large spatula and place each portion on a plate. Top with salsa. Enjoy!