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.


Anonymous 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.