Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mango Black Bean Salad



This fresh and delicious salad is a favorite of mine to bring to parties and potlucks. It's great for a side dish, but is also filling enough on it's own. I can never get enough mangoes, and this is a great way to use them! My mom found this recipe in a magazine years ago, and my family has made it a lot since then. The original recipe called for olive oil, but it doesn't need any - just add in some more of the salsa if you need to! We've tried this with wild rice in place of the brown rice, which is fun as well.


Mango Black Bean Salad
serves 4-6 as a side dish

1 large mango, peeled and chopped
1 C green onion - thinly sliced
3 Tbsp cilantro - finely chopped 

4 Tbsp fresh salsa
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 C brown rice, cooked

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Toss gently to mix, refrigerate until serving.


This dish is getting me excited for summer cookouts! What's your favorite potluck dish?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. considering that i've been completely obsessed with mangos lately AND i have black beans in the fridge right now waiting to be used, this salad is a must for me! it's so pretty, too!

  2. I wonder if mangoes would entice my 6year-old to eat black beans. He hates black beans but loves mangoes! You may be on to something here.

  3. I love mango + cilantro together! This is like my favourite salsa in a salad. Thanks for the great recipe. I love how simple it is. -- Sarina

  4. i am eating up all the ripe mangoes as is right now.. i love them with black beans too.. makes such a summery salad!

  5. I can never get enough mango either. I'm sure if you brought this to a potluck that I was at, I wouldn't be able to share. :-)


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