~ black bean & mango salad ~
This is a bright and beautiful side dish that can also be served with corn chips as a salsa! Lovely with grilled chicken or fish, it’s sure to add color and interest to your dinner table or salad buffet. I like to double this and bring it to potlucks as a healthy alternative to some of the carb and fat laden salads out there.
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large ripe mango, peeled and cut into small cubes
1 ripe tomato, seeded and chopped into small pieces
3 green onions, chopped (including the green tops)
1/2 yellow or green bell pepper, chopped fine
a handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped fine
a few dashes of Tabasco or Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of one lime or 1/2 large lemon
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all in a glass bowl. Cover. Chill until ready to serve.