Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mmm Mmm Good

This black bean, mango and avocado salad is one of my very favorite summer salads! It's bright and fresh, healthy and delicious. Everyone I've fixed this dish for has just loved it, even my grandmother. Her response was, "This is the strangest combination I've ever eaten but it's so good. Can I take home some of the leftovers?" This salad is quick and easy to make and great on a hot day on its own or as a side dish. I think the most difficult thing about this salad is finding a mango and an avocado that are ripe at the same time.

Black Bean, Avoado and Mango Salad
2 cans of black beans drained and rinsed
1 Haas avocado chopped
1 mango chopped
2 limes juiced
1 orange juiced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion or green onion
1 minced jalapeno
1 clove of garlic minced or squeezed through a press
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbs. honey
1/2 tsp. cumin
Mix black beans, onions, cilantro and jalapeno in a bowl and set aside. In a smaller bowl whisk together the oil, lime and orange juices, cumin, garlic, and honey. Pour this over the bean mixture and toss. Gently fold in the mango and avocado. Chill for and hour or two and serve.
Happy eating!

(mary's granddaughter)


  1. yummy! right up my alley! thanks Cindy :)

  2. This looked so good I made it for dinner last night and it was a hit! It's a new summer favorite. Thanks for sharing, Cindy!

  3. this sounds great, gotta try it for lunch one day soon!

  4. Sounds delicious, Cindy - will make a perfect summer dinner!

  5. Thanks for sharing this, it sounds yummy!
    (Anything with black beans, garlic and cumin has got to be good in my book!)

  6. Thanks Cindy,can't wait to try this!

  7. Yum! Avocado and cant
    go wrong with this recipe!
    Thanks Cindy