Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mango, Avocado and Black Bean Salsa


Mango used to be one of the things on my "I wont eat it" list along with pears, organ meats and Spam. For some reason I thought I hated them and now I'm wondering why I ever thought that. Luckily on a Mexican cruise with the husband a few years ago I got a mango margarita and it was absolutely delicious. I guess if you mix anything with enough tequila it will make it taste great right?

Mango, Avocado and Black Bean Salsa

I love the sweet and salty combo of this. Guajillo chili powder is pretty spicy, so if you don't like too much heat you can omit it or use your favorite milder chili powder.

1 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 c cilantro
1/4 c lime juice
1/8 c olive oil
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp guajillo chili powder
black pepper to taste
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 c minced red onion

2 avocados, diced

Whisk together garlic, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt, cumin, chili powder and pepper in a large bowl. Add black beans, mango, bell pepper and onion and toss until coated with the dressing. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes. when ready to serve add avocado being sure not to over stir and break up the avocado pieces. Serve with chips, on tacos or as a topping for grilled meat or fish.

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