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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mango and Avocado Salad with Black Beans and lime vinaigrette (whole foods recipe)

This is a refreshing and quick dish to make for the summertime! I found this at whole foods. It says it serves 6, but I don't think so!!!

Mango and Avocado Salad with Black Beans and Lime Vinaigrette
Serves 6
Tropical flavors of mango and citrus complement black beans in this colorful salad.

2 ripe but firm avocados, halved, peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
2 ripe but firm mangoes, peeled and cubed (I used one mango and one peach)
1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish (my hubby does not like celantro)
3 tablespoons olive oil (I used less)
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained

Gently toss avocado with 1 tablespoon of the lime juice in a medium bowl. Add mango, jalapeño and salt and gently toss to combine. Set aside.

Whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, zest, sugar and cilantro in a large bowl. Whisk in oil until thoroughly combined to make a thick vinaigrette then season with salt and pepper. Add black beans and avocado mixture and toss gently.
Add black beans and avocado mixture and toss gently. Spoon salad onto plates, garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

Per serving (about 7oz/204g-wt.): 240 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 27g total carbohydrate (8g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 5g protein


Postcard Friend said...

this looks really good : P

Chip said...

I just made it. Really yummy!

nannykim said...

Yes, it is different , but good!

Mary said...

What a lovely salad for a hot summer day. I love your recipe and will put it to good use. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sailu said...

You won't believe it. I make a salad using the above ingredients esp during summers. I'm giving you the link to the recipe. You have some lovely recipes here.

Btw, I'm Sailaja, an Indian food blogger who blogs Indian Recipes. Do drop by sometime. :)