Black Bean Mango Salad

I am all about interesting salads. I can’t remember the last time I had a typical garden salad. My favorite kind of salads include fruit but I have never had mango in a salad…until now.

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Mango and black beans don’t seem like a natural pairing, right? That is what I thought too before I tried this salad. The mango just adds a lighter sweeter aspect to a more traditional black bean salad.

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For this salad I combined black beans, red onion, & avocado over a bed of spinach and then added the mango. To dress the salad, I made an avocado, cilantro, lime dressing. I initially tried to make a yogurt based cilantro lime dressing but I found out the hard way, after, I dressed the salad, that it really didn’t taste right. I am not sure why but I think the yogurt was just too tangy. The avocado was a great replacement that helped bring out the cilantro flavor.

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This is another great lunch salad to try when you are getting bored with your usual routine.

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