Looking for black bean recipes? You’ve found a great one here with this Mango Black Bean Salad. Full of color and nutrition, this delicious salad with a light vinaigrette is perfect for a summer meal!
Nothing makes you feel better than eating a vibrant, healthy salad, chock full of amazing flavors and colors! You’ll definitely want to add this Black Bean and Mango salad to your host of black bean recipes. The beans add protein and a solid texture to the salad, while the mangoes add sweet, tropical tones. Add the vinaigrette made with honey and cumin, and you have an amazing taste combination that everyone is sure to love!
Ingredients for Mango Black Bean Salad
- Romaine lettuce
- Cherry tomatoes
- Red onion
- Black beans
For the salad, chop the lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Then halve those cherry tomatoes. You can julienne your carrots, or peel them into wide strips like I did. Then just thinly slice your red onion, and you are almost set!
Working with mangoes can be a bit tricky. They have that big seed in the middle and are kind of slippery when you peel them. To get around both problems, you can cut your mango like this:
First, cut off one side as close to the pit as you can. Then use a knife to slice the flesh into squares, being careful not to cut through the skin. Then you just pick up the mango and holding both ends, press up in the middle on the back until the mango flips inside out.
Now you can carefully slide a knife along the bottom to cut off the squares. Alternately, instead of flipping the mango like this, you can just use a spoon to scoop out the cut flesh.
Then you put everything together to make this gorgeous salad!
Now to make the vinaigrette, you will get a jar with a lid and add all your dressing ingredients and then shake the heck out of that jar! Save the dressing until just before serving the salad. Feel free to garnish with cilantro if desired.
This is one black bean recipe you do not want to miss! This Black Bean with Mango Salad is full of nutrients and is so gorgeous to look at! Make it today! Your body will thank you!
This recipe first appeared on Yellow Bliss Road, where I am a contributor.
For more amazing salad recipes, try these!
- Strawberry Romaine Salad
- Spinach Blueberry Salad with Orange Poppyseed Dressing
- Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing
Looking for black bean recipes? You've found a great one here with this Mango Black Bean Salad. Full of color and nutrition, this delicious salad with a light vinaigrette is perfect for a summer meal!
- 1 head Romaine lettuce, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 carrots, peeled and julienned, or sliced thinly
- 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
- 2-3 mangoes, cut in chunks
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- cilantro (optional for garnish)
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar or red wine vinegar
- 2-4 tablespoons honey, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Add the chopped lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, red onion, mangoes, and black beans to a large salad bowl and toss together. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Add the lime juice, vinegar, honey, ground cumin, olive oil, and salt and pepper to a jar. Cover with a lid and shake well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Pour over salad just before serving, or let people add to their individual portions.