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Black Bean Mango Salsa

June 9, 2015

Black Bean Mango Salsa

 

This quick and easy salsa has become a staple in our house.  Sadly, the kids know that if there is a mango in the house, no one is allowed to touch it because it already has a purpose. šŸ™‚  I absolutely LOVE mangos! They are my favorite fruit for sure, but I am a bit of a mango snob.  I don’t buy them unless I know that they are in season in the country that they came from.  That’s when they are sweet and juicy.  Nothing is worse than trying to eat a really tart mango that was forced to ripen unnaturally.  Yuck šŸ™  I would much rather wait and enjoy them when they are good.  Same goes for peaches!! We only enjoy them for a couple months each year.  I’m not big on canned fruit, so I just enjoy what’s in season.  

I found me some sweet mangos at Costco the other day, so you know I had to buy a box and this was the first thing I thought of to make!  So simple, and so delicious.  I use it to take to a pot luck or bbq, or I use it to top many a taco.  I’m excited to share Friday’s post with you, because this is the topping on the Steak Ginger Tacos!! Mouth watering yet? šŸ˜‰

So for this quick side, all you have to do is open a can of black beans, give them a rinse, and dump them in a mixing bowl along with all your chopped veggies.  I put in a seeded jalapeno but that is optional.  Like I have said in other posts, if you cut out all the seeds and membranes inside, it really isn’t spicy.  Just a delicious pepper flavor!

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Give it all a toss.

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And add your lime juice, garlic salt, and chili powder, and give it all another gentle toss.  That’s it! You are ready to break out a good bag of chips and enter snack heaven.

Black Bean Mango Salsa

 

Black Bean Mango Salsa
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  2. 1/2 C diced red onion
  3. 1 diced jalapeno (optional) cut out seeds and membranes for mild
  4. 1/4 C chopped fresh jalapeno
  5. 1 C diced fresh mango
  6. 1 C diced red pepper
  7. 1-2 T lime juice (to taste)
  8. 1/4 t chili powder
  9. 1 t garlic salt (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse black beans and add to a mixing bowl.
  2. Chop all veggies and cilantro and add to bowl. Give it a quick toss.
  3. Add lime juice, chili powder, and garlic salt and mix to coat it all.
Notes
  1. Macros for 1/2 C serving: Calories 73, Fat 0.3; Carbs 15; Protein 3
  2. Delicious with chips, or topping for tacos or salads.
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