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.
- 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or grilled
- 1 heaping cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- 1 large avocado, diced
- 1 large mango, diced
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
Cilantro Lime Dressing:
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- Add all dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until combined.
- Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl and mix together. Pour dressing over salad and mix until all ingredients are coated. Enjoy however you like!
If planning to make this salad ahead of time, leave out the avocado until ready to serve and don't dress until ready to serve.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1/6
Amount Per Serving Calories 321 Total Fat 24g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 19g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 194mg Carbohydrates 26g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 7g Sugar 11g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 5g