This Black Bean Salad with Mango and Avocado is perfect for a summer BBQ or potluck and topped off with a super flavorful cilantro lime dressing!
You can’t do summer without a good old fashion Black Bean Salad! I feel like I make a variation of this salad every summer because I always like mixing it up. This time I decided to do a Black Bean Salad with Mango and Avocado and it’s so tasty!
I love the sweetness the mango adds and it also pairs perfectly with the cilantro lime dressing I poured all over the top 🙂
What Makes This Black Bean Salad So Good?
It’s definitely the dressing! I used my favorite Cilantro Lime Dressing and it’s so flavorful, fresh and easy to make. In the past I have usually just dressed a salad like this with some salt, olive oil and a squeeze of lime. That works great, but if you want to elevate it a little bit this Cilantro Lime Dressing is definitely the way to go.
It’s also great because it’s full of fresh summer ingredients that are just begging to be enjoyed together 🙂
How To Choose A Mango
I have to admit that I don’t buy mangoes too often because cutting them can be a little intimidating but it always ends up being much easier than I anticipated. Picking the right mango is very similar to picking the right avocado, you want the skin to have a little give to it when you push down, but not too much. If the mango is rock hard then it is underripe and if it’s too squishy then it’s probably a little overripe. There is a big seed in the middle of the mango so you will need to cut chunks off around the seed, then score them with a knife and scoop them out.
How To Enjoy This Black Bean Salad With Mango and Avocado
You can enjoy this salad anyway you desire! Here are a few ways I like to eat it:
- With chips
- In a tortilla, like a taco
- On top of a bed of greens
- On top of a veggie burger
- With a spoon 🙂
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far! I’m really, really enjoying being in a cooler climate this summer 🙂 We’re actually able to go outside anytime of day and it’s been so refreshing.Print