Black Bean and Mango Salad Recipe Perfect as a Side or a Dip

This Black bean and mango salad recipe is one you will make over and over again. You won't be able to get enough of it.  A friend gave me this recipe, I tried a scoop and honestly had she left the room I would have absconded with the entire bowl! It's so fresh with the sweet mango and I was pleasantly surprised at how well the crisp cucumber played so well with the red onions and black beans.

black bean and mango salad recipe in a white bowl with tortilla chips on the side

The thing I loved most about this mango salad recipe is its versatility. It's incredible as a dip with tortilla chips, but I've also served it on top of grilled chicken, as a side to grilled flank steak and as a topping on lettuce.

This Black bean and mango salad recipe is really easy to put together and refrigerate for a quick snack.

The jalapenos are optional but if you scrape out the seeds and membranes it cuts down on the heat some and honestly, the mango counteracts it so well you might not mind it. Fresh lime juice is key, I made it once with that fake plastic looking bottle of lime juice because I forgot the lime and it was lost without it.

This black bean and mango salad recipe inside a white bowl with a hand holding a chip up close with the salad on the end of it

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Black Bean and Mango Salad Recipe

  • 1 cup chopped ripe mango
  • 3/4 cup rinsed and drained black beans
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled and diced
  • 1-2 seeded diced jalapenos (optional)
  • 2 tbs. cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbs. orange juice
  • juice of one lime
  • chips for serving
  1. Stir together all ingredients and serve as a side salad, over chicken or with tortilla chips as a dip.

If you love salads in the summer or are just trying to eat healthier, you might want to try these 15 summer salads, my Thai Salad Pizza, or  check out my Salad Recipes Pinterest Board.

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6 Comments

Hi I made this black bean mango salsa and I'm telling you I couldn't stop eatting it .I hardly shared with my husband ! This salad is so refreshing and addictive I ate all of it and I think I could eat it every day Thanks!❤❤❤☺
Barbara Alfeo says:
I absolutely love your recipe! I am writing vegetarian recipe round ups on my blog in 2018 (to encourage people to try meatless monday- everyone has to start somewhere) and would love to feature you. You can check out my blog (for beginner environmentalists) at sunshineguerrilla.com. Is it alright if I share this link to your recipe?
Yes you are welcome to share the link to my recipe - Thanks so much, I'm glad you love it!