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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

Ingredients: 
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

Directions: 
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! 

   

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6 Responses to “Black Bean and Mango Salad”

  1. Aggie posted on July 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm (#)

    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. Kat posted on July 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm (#)

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

  3. Sinful Sundays posted on July 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm (#)

    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 posted on July 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm (#)

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

  5. Lizzy posted on July 18, 2011 at 9:22 pm (#)

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

  6. Haute Cookture posted on July 20, 2011 at 4:36 am (#)

    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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