Saturday, May 21, 2011

Family Favorite: Black Bean Mango Salsa

(best after marinating overnight)


1 mango peeled and diced into small cubes (champagne mango is my favorite)
1 bunch chopped cilantro
1 (or 2) can black beans (drained, rinsed)
1 bell pepper
1 tomato
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tbsp. dijon mustard
2 tbsp. olive oil
dash of hot sauce
squirt of lime juice

add this to sauteed fish (lemon sole, yum!) with some homemade guacamole, whole wheat tortillas, carmelized onions & shredded monterey jack or cheddar cheese and you've got yourself a full-blown fiesta in your mouth. so make it now! arrriba! arriba! (yep, i did just roll my tongue on the roof of my mouth for that one.)

i have made this salsa so many times i could do it with my eyes closed. actually that would be quite dangerous considering that cutting a mango is like trying to slice a mini football slathered in vaseline...

but seriously. i'm warning you, if you make this once for anyone they will beg you to make it again. and again. and again.

2 comments: said...

Just like if you give a mouse a cookie?! hehe .. but really, black beans are the way to my heart. this looks so good

Courtney said...

i loooovvvve black beans. i actually made black bean brownies from this whole foods recipe:

and let me tell you, not half bad. they use black beans instead of flour and you can't taste the black beans.