Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Black Bean and Mango Salad

I love trying new recipes and giving them my own twist.
Mango salsa seems to be popular to serve over chicken or fish. 
Dishes using black beans, garbanzo or cannellini beans are a favorite in my house,
so I thought I'd combine the flavors!

Black Bean and Mango Salad:

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed well
2 medium mangos, diced
2 mini cucumbers, washed and diced
3 roasted peppers, cut into strips and diced (this time I used jarred peppers, but I like to make my own on the grill too)
1 small red onion, chopped 
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, washed and chopped (or add to taste)
1 small can hot jalapeno peppers
1 tablespoon cumin (I like a lot, but you can add what you'd like)
Juice from 1 orange or 1/2 cup juice from carton 
1/2 lime, squeeze over salad
Kosher salt to taste
Give a gentle stir, chill in fridge.

I'm using this as a side to chicken tacos tonight. I think this would be good tossed with chicken breast  and served as an entree. What do you think?

I'm getting hungry! Time to get the rest of dinner going. 

Have a great evening!


Gloria said...

Lynn look absolutely delicious!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

That looks wonderful, Lynn. I can even see it mixed with couscous and a little goat cheese on top for a lovely lunch. Must buy mango...

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Looks so colorful and healthy! Yum

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What wonderful flavors! How smart and what a great combo! You dish looks so appetizing!

Cindy said...

Oh Lynn, that sounds so very yummy! I may have to buy some mangoes and black beans and try it.
Thanks for your recipe.
Hugs, Cindy

Diane Balch said...

Bursting with color and health. Please share this recipe on my foodie friday linky today.

Recipes We Love said...

Found you by way for Miz Helen's. Love the color and this looks delicious! I love colorful recipes!


Miz Helen said...

Your recipe looks delicious, we would love it. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Karena said...

Lynn this dish looks AND sounds delish. Thanks for sharing!

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Jann Olson said...

I love any kind of salsa and this sounds yummy Lynn. Thanks for sharing. I have black beans, now just need to get a mango.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I never used to like mango but I've really developed a taste for them recently! This looks like a wonderful salad and a little more satisfying with the black beans.

Clairejustine said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment,this looks so yummy I need to eat more salads this looks great,would love to to stop by again and add it to my Creative Monday hop? :)

In My Wild Eden said...

Sounds wonderful!

Leslie said...

Ummm sounds fantastic!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

This looks fabulous! I'll try it!

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✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Lynn,

This I'm going to try. I think it would be wonderful on top of a green salad.


chubskulit said...

That looks healthy and yummy!

Megan said...

This looks delicious, refreshing and healthy! I'm a vegetarian and always looking for new salad recipes... will have to try this out :)

Sandy said...

It looks yummy!