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
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