Mango & Black Bean Salad

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Author Notes: I like to think of beans as the perfect food. One humble cup is veritably packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Add mangoes and some avocado with all their antioxidants, and you've created a beautiful bowl of perfection that positively glows.

Serve this salad by itself, or as a dip with slices of jicama. Add spoonfuls to some shredded red cabbage and wrap it all up in a whole grain tortilla for a lovely Meatless Monday lunch. You can even spoon it over a pile of gently scrambled eggs for a divine breakfast.
boulangere

Serves 4

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 big fat red-ish mangos, peeled, fruit removed, 1/2" dice
  • 1 large avocado, 1/2 " dice
  • 2 medium or 3 small tomatillos, 1/2" dice
  • 1/2 red onion, 1/4" dice
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • Grinds of black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves and stems, roughly chopped
  • Cholula, or your favorite hot sauce, to taste
  • Chopped cilantro and lime wedges for garnish
  1. Combine mangos, black beans, avocado, tomatillos, and red onion in a salad bowl. Toss gently to blend.
  2. Add lime zest and juice,salt, pepper, olive oil, and cilantro leaves in a blender, food processor, or mini-chop. Process to blend. Season to taste with hot sauce. Adjust other seasonings as necessary. Pour dressing over salad ingredients and toss to blend. Let salad sit for 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Taste again and adjust seasonings if needed.
  3. Serve on chilled plates. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

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6 months ago JanetFL

YUM, Cynthia!

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over 2 years ago Lkw1080

Absolutely delicious! Perfect for his one of year! Thanks.

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over 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you; I hope you enjoy it.

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about 3 years ago creamtea

Mango, black beans, avocado. What could be better? This looks so good, boulangere.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you so much!

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over 3 years ago jenniebgood

This looks excellent, Boulangere!

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you so much.

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Perfect perfect perfect.

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

;0)))

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over 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Fabulous - I can't wait to make this one!

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you! I hope you enjoy it.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Dinner tonight! beautiful.

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thanks! It was lunch yesterday.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Dinner tonight my mangoes are not ripe yet, have them in brown ripening bags and they are still hard as a rock. May have to buy ripe ones.

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Don't worry, they'll ripen in a day or two.