Cool Salad for Hot Days: Black Bean and Mango Salad

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Mango Salad

We are having record heat here in Seattle and I can’t bring myself to turn on the oven or even a burner, so here is a refreshing salad I created yesterday and have been living off of for two days now.  The base is my home-made mango salsa, then I added hearty beans for protein and tomatoes for juiciness.  It is great by itself or wrapped in whole wheat tortillas to make a balanced meal – perfect for vegans and the dairy free crowd too.  For a neat trick to peeling mangoes, check out this video from Steamy Kitchen’s Jaden Hair.

Black Bean and Mango Salad

You will need:

  • Flesh of 2 large mangoes, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint of yellow cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Put it together:

  • Combine all ingredients
  • Chill for 30 minutes
  • Enjoy as a cool salad or warm or cold in tortillas
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2 Responses to “Cool Salad for Hot Days: Black Bean and Mango Salad”

  1. malissa Says:

    Awesome! I was just thinking I should call you and find out what you’re cooking with this heat. This looks delicious and you know I love mangoes!

  2. kim Says:

    I might recommend THREE mangoes for you. : )

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