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Zesty Black Bean Salad with a Tropical Twist

Zesty Black Bean Salad with a Tropical Twist

This vibrant Black Bean Salad is a medley of flavors and textures, combining the wholesome goodness of black beans with the freshness of diced red bell peppers, shallots, lime juice, semi-ripe mangoes, and aromatic herbs and spices.


  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 semi-ripe mango, diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Pinch of cumin, coriander, and oregano for added flavor


  • Prepare the Base: In a mixing bowl, combine the drained black beans, diced red bell pepper, and shallots.
  • Zesty Tang: Squeeze the juice of one lime over the mixture for that zesty kick.
  • Tropical Touch: Gently fold in the diced semi-ripe mangoes for a burst of sweetness.
  • Seasoning: Sprinkle a pinch of cumin, coriander, and oregano over the salad to infuse it with warm, earthy flavors. Add salt to taste.
  • Garnish: Finish off with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro for that delightful herbal aroma.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve this zesty and nutritious salad as a side dish at your next barbecue or as a standalone meal for a quick and healthy lunch.

Enjoy Every Bite!

Indulge in the explosion of flavors and textures as the tangy lime, sweet mangoes, and earthy spices complement the hearty black beans.