Categories

Tags

picture of organic black bean mango salsa recipe

Organic Black Bean Mango Salsa Recipe

I LOVE black beans. And mango is delicious…obvi. This salsa does them both justice.

I make this organic black bean salsa recipe – or my cheat version of it – about once a week. I’ll eat this for my mid-morning snack with celery while at work, or it’s a great snack when I end my day.

Organic Ingredients and Nutrients

  • Black Beans – phytonutrients, folate, fiber, magnesium and protein with a low glycemic index
  • Cilantro – delicious. ‘nough said. I’m sure there’s some vitamins in it too
  • Mango – Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A.
  • Tomatoes – Vitamin C, Biotin, Vitamin K and Potassium
  • Red Onion – Biotin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C

I always keep Whole Foods brand organic black bean cartons in stock.

Organic black beans have helped me transition off of processed foods. I was in a bad place last winter where I had to have baked Lays barbecue chips. Every. Day. I just couldn’t not have that specific barbecue flavor. I came across some barbecue flavored black bean chips in a store one day, and thus started barbecue chip detox step one. Next step was lots of black bean chili. And now I just have black beans – with any seasoning – any time.

organic-black-bean-mango-salsa-ingredients-recipes-pictures

Starter ingredients for this delicious organic salsa. It’s easy to stock up on organic black beans. The mango I used for this batch was seasoned, for an extra kick of spice.

Variations

Full recipe here: Danny Boome knows what he’s doing! And the citrus zest is a must >  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/danny-boome/black-bean-and-mango-salsa-recipe.html

  • When I’m lazy, i’ll just mix organic mango, organic black beans, and Whole Foods made tomatillo salsa. It get’s the job done!
  • Sometimes I’m too lazy to roast the tomatoes. But then I regret it!
  • I almost always use organic grape or cherry heirloom tomatoes.
  • The ginger is a bit superfluous to me. I prefer the salsa without it.
  • The original recipe uses a little too much fresh juice for my taste and daily sugar budget so I reduce it by at least a third.
  • Sometimes I double the black beans or add a serving of organic kidney beans into the mix.
organic-black-bean-mango-salsa-recipe-pictures

Organic Black Bean Mango Salsa. Not my best batch – I didn’t roast the tomatoes for long enough. Notice this is in a glass food storage container. I only use glass to store food.

Leave a Reply