Black Bean and Mango Salad

I’m back to blog about Marie Simmons, Fresh & Fast Vegetarian cookbook published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade. I said it before and I’ll say it again this cookbook offers over 150 recipes that can quickly be assembled. Exactly like this recipe. This recipe caught my eye and I knew I instantly needed to make it. I never was a fan of mango’s until 3 years ago when my husband and I honeymooned in St. Lucia. Upon arriving to our hotel we were greeted with a plate of fresh fruit. I had one bite of the mango and I was sold; however, the mango’s in St. Lucia blow the socks off of the ones here in the United States (sorry but in my opinion its true). It took me almost a year before I could eat the mango’s in the United States, but now I’m back in full swing! 
When I read this recipe and saw how quick and easy it was I knew I wanted to give it a try. Since making this recipe for the first time (two months ago) I’ve made it over a handful of times (and it’s actually on my menu for this week)! It’s great to eat on it’s own or for the carnivore’s in your life you can serve a piece of grilled chicken or grilled shrimp skewers with it. Or you can mix it into hot rice. This salad is so versatile and beyond delicious! I honestly can not rave enough about this recipe! 

Source: Fresh + Fast Vegetarian
Prep: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

1 can black beans
1 cup mango diced
1/4 cup sliced scallions
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 tsp salt & pepper

1. Rinse and drain one can of black beans and toss with mango, scallions, cilantro, and jalapeno. Add extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix well and serve! 


  1. I love this Katie! I need to look for that book. I am always looking for veggie options, the quicker the better! This looks delicious. Perfect for an easy summer dinner.

  2. I would have never thought to put mango w/ jalapeno and cilantro! Def. going to try this one!

  3. Sinful Sundays

    Yes, mangoes in the islands are a LOT BETTER than the mangoes we get here in the US. Fact. I fricking love mangoes and this salad looks really refreshing. :)

  4. Danielle

    Ill have to make this one – these are ingredients we always have on hand.

  5. Oh yummy! Black bean salads always remind me of summer…and this one looks delectable!

  6. Haute Cookture

    Wow this looks simply delish! I'm surrounded by mangos here in the MIA so I will be making this soon. (like tomorrow lol) Happy I've discovered your blog:)

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