Mango and Black Bean Salad
Not only is this Mango and Black Bean Salad colorful, it is incredibly good for you. Full of rich nutrients and an excellent source of protein, it makes a perfect pairing for whatever else may be gracing your dinner table! I loaded the last item…
Not only is this Mango and Black Bean Salad colorful, it is incredibly good for you. Full of rich nutrients and an excellent source of protein, it makes a perfect pairing for whatever else may be gracing your dinner table!
I loaded the last item into the chill and slowly slammed the door shut. It is full, my refrigerator, fully stocked for the long weekend ahead. The last of the shopping was completed this morning, and the meat drawer is ready for whatever the grill (and our stomachs) desire. There is seafood, there are sausages, there are chops and ground meats. I think we are ready for Memorial Day.
All this preparation for the holiday makes me feel quite carnivorous, but the truth is, I must have my freshness too. Salads are a big part of my summer cooking, and a must with every meal.
As long as I have the basics in my fridge, I can whip up a salad in a just minutes. Cucumbers, tomatoes and avocados are necessities, and if I have anything else to add color and texture, then all the better.
As you kick off as weekend of summer cooking this Memorial Day weekend, consider my Mango & Black Bean Salad. It is featured today on My Way Home by Wayfair and will be a happy partner to whatever you have planned for the grilling season ahead! Find the recipe here.
Mango and Black Bean Salad
Not only is this summer salad colorful, it is incredibly good for you. Full of rich nutrients and an excellent source of protein, perfect for barbecues! Feel like changing it up? Go for it! Add some plump corn kernels, freshly minced mint, or whatever colorful veggie strikes your fancy. Make the most of whatever is fresh this season.
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 mangoes, peeled and diced
- 1-2 ripe avocados, diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup English cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
- handful cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/2 jalapeno, minced
- 1 lime, juiced
- salt & pepper to taste
Combine ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Toss and enjoy!
Mango black bean salad ingredients list does not include tomatoes! I already left the store
Kelley, I am so very sorry! I appreciate your catching the omission and coming back to let me know. I will update the recipe. Thank you so much!
I know your recipe is an older post, the reason why I can’t get the recipe on Wayfair anymore. Does anyone happen to still have it and could they post it, please? TY
Hi Cindy, thanks for letting me know. Sometimes they change things around on the Wayfair site, which is unfortunate, as I want you to be able to make the recipe! I’ve posted the recipe here and hope that helps!
Love the look of this summery salad – I would have never thought to add black beans and mango together!
They do go well together, surprisingly! And it is so good for you :)
You are so awesome! I do not suppose I’ve truly read through something like that before. So nice to discover someone with original thoughts on this topic. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This site is something that is needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!
Gorgeous colors and great combination…
True I think I eat a lot of meat in BBQ season but at the same time I eat double or more volume of salad along with the meat. This is such a refreshing and colorful salad and something that I’d love to bring for pot luck etc. It attracts all kinds of eaters as there are many ingredients in it. :-) Thanks for this lovely salad recipe!
What beautiful photographs! And what a lovely salad. Drooling! Now I know what I want to bring to a cook out tomorrow. Thank you for sharing. I’m sorry I’ve been absent for so long, but I’m glad I’m back. I just moved my blog to a new site, and I’d love for you to visit when you get the chance. I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday morning.
You had me at Mango…and that’s just the first word! then came the tomatoes, black beans, red onions, cucumbers…such a refreshing salad! As usual, enticing photos to match your recipes! Hope you are having a good long weekend! Cheers!
I am about to head out to the market for a few last things…Yikes! I need to be more like you :)
This salad has such a beautiful array of flavors, and the colors are so bright…really lovely! Wishing you a delightful and safe weekend!
Beautiful salad. I love all the colors, flavors, and textures!
Liren, that’s a gorgeous salad and one I would be proud to poke my fork into.
What a gorgeous salad Liren!! The combination of beans and mango is something I haven’t tried, but I can imagine how good it tastes. Enjoy your long weekend!
Gorgeous salad and I love all those flavors too. This would be perfect for the holiday weekend and BBQ-ing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Liren.
This looks so colorful and fresh! What a great salad. Great job with the twitter party, I don’t know how you kept up with it all!
I’m jealous! I’m not prepared for the weekend at all like you are! Can I come over? :)
This salad looks perfect–must check out the recipe!
Have a great weekend!
What a beautiful mango! Last time I had one like that was years ago! This salad looks so fresh and healthy, my kind of food. Enjoy your grilling weekend!
Your mango and black bean salad looks like a perfect side to really anything off the grill! The colors are striking;-)
Stunning photos and fantastic Weekend recipe…Love how beautifully flavors are balanced!
Here is my idea of the perfect summer recipe… can’t wait to make this!
What a fresh and beautiful salad, Liren! A must to pair with grilled meats and seafood. Hope you and your family have a great weekend!
This looks fantastic Liren! I too just made a cucumber salad, so perfect for the memorial day weekend! Gorgeous pictures!
PERFECT! I’ve got both mango in the fruit bowl and some freshly cooked black beans in the fridge. This sounds like just the thing to bring for this weekend’s beach picnic. Thanks for the inspiration :)
Liren – what a perfect recipe for the holiday weekend. Fresh, vibrant and tasty! Hope you and yours enjoy the long weekend ahead. Jumping over to grab the recipe and then pinning!!! :-)