This Black Bean Mango Salad is a perfect meal. It combines nearly all the major food groups:
Salads are a great dinner option when you’ve had a long day. There’s something therapeutic in the repetitive mindless task of chopping veggies.
It’s also fun to experiment with different flavor combinations. My daughter was initially skeptical of the sour cream/mango combo. But she ate her salad with gusto.
Vegan Sour Cream
I prefer to use cashew sour cream - see the recipe shared with my Blender Borscht or Veggie Coleslaw. The simple whole food ingredients are healthier than store-bought alternatives. You could also try a soy-based recipe like the one shared by The Blender Girl.
How to Cut a Mango
How to cut a mango can be a puzzle for first-timers. I recall searching for guidance on YouTube. I initially learned to cut on either side of the pit and then dice the flesh inside the skin before popping it out. Then I came across this nifty trick. Check out how you can easily peel a mango with a glass:
Black Bean Mango Salad
The fiber in this Black Bean Mango Salad will fill you up and keep you going. The sweet taste of mango combines nicely with the tang of sour cream and the bite of taco sauce.
Black Bean Mango Salad
- 2 cups romaine lettuce or mesclun mix, chopped
- ½ cup cooked brown rice or wild rice blend, warmed slightly
- ⅓ cup black beans rinsed and drained
- ½ mango peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
- 4 baby carrots chopped
- ¼ cup red onion chopped
- 1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro minced (optional)
- 1-2 Tbsp. vegan sour cream
- taco sauce to taste - I like Chi Chi's brand
- Place chopped greens in a single serve pasta or salad bowl.
- If cooked rice has been stored in the refrigerator, warm in microwave on high for about 1 minute.
- Add rice, black beans, mango chunks, chopped carrots, and chopped red onion to greens.
- Top with taco sauce, sour cream and minced cilantro (optional).
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.
I love salads, but it can get so boring and repetitive...so thank you for sharing a new and interesting salad... I can't wait to try it 🙂
Thanks Jane! One of the things I love about salad is how easy it is mix things up by swapping out a few ingredients. Hope you enjoy this one!