Monday, August 8, 2011

Easy Peasy Summer Salad

I recently did a post about my veganism, and received a few requests for recipes for some great vegan food. This delicious and so simple salad is perfect for summer when hot food just doesn't sound appealing.

Tropical Black Bean Salad With Mango
3 cups cooked or 2 (15.5 ounce) cans black beans (drain and rinse)
1 ripe mango, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch dice 
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional)
3 Tbsp grapeseed oil
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp agave nectar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground cayenne

In a large bowl, combine the beans, mango, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno if using, and set aside. 
In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lime juice, agave nectar, salt and cayenne. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well. Refrigerate for 20 minutes and serve. To make the salad a main dish you can add 2 or 3 cups of cooked long~grain brown rice. 

This recipe is from ROBIN ROBERTSON'S fabulous vegan cookbook

available at bookstores and


trash talk said...

This looks cool and refreshing. How long does it keep and how do you store it? You didn't know we were gonna play twenty questions...did You?

sweetpea said...

hey deb! well it never lasts long when i make it but i eat off it for about five days or so. keep it refrigerated. hope you try it, it's delish!



Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Sounds good....except for the beans :,( Yuk!!! hope you are well my friend,x0x0

BECKY said...

This looks a lot like a recipe my sis gave me that is sooo delish! I've got to get to the store...we went through all of our fruits and veggies really fast this past week!
Have a wonderful day, Shelley!

bikim said...

lovely !
so pretty!
happy week,

Donna Reyne' said...

this looks amazing!
I might have to fix this tomorrow for my dinner!
Thank you for sharing it with us!
your a sweetie!

June said...

Oh YUM! I will be trying this salad soon Shelley. Anything with black beans has to be good!
I hope your Summer is going great my friend.
sending hugs...

Lauri Evans said...

Oh wow! That looks so good, I gotta make it. If I eat it will I be skinny like you?!?

Curtains in My Tree said...

I watched Sister Pickers last night and liked their ideas a lot

I will eat the black beans in my mexican dishes LOL

love fruit salad


French Vanilla said...

Hi Shelly!!! You really need to convert this old farm gal. I am soooo unhealthy!! I feel like I am addicted to carbs and sugar. Maybe this show we can spend some time together. Hope you and Mr Pea are doing great!!! We are HOT here in Texas. Peg

concrete said...

Its good for Christmas .. thanks also for sharing your recipe

contractors said...

This look cool and refreshing .. so pretty !

Bohemian said...

A refreshing Summer Dish... will have to try this.

Right now I'm searching out the best Gazpacho recipe I can find... I love it, but have never made it at Home... does your Vegan cookbook perhaps have a great recipe for this too?

Dawn... The Bohemian

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. BTW, I saw your other post, and I like Sister Pickers too.

Michelle Lee said...

so cool :)

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