Black Bean, Mango and Mint Salad

We’re always on the lookout for ways to use mint right now. That particular herb would take over the whole garden if we didn’t have it sequestered in its own big pot. And we still see mint volunteers popping up in other beds, completely uninvited. This refreshing, warm weather salad from Mark Bittman is the perfect way to stay cool and use some of your fresh mint.

Flayed Mango
Flayed Mango

In a large bowl, add a can of rinsed black beans. Dice a mango, red bell pepper and several scallions and add to the bowl. Mince fresh chile and add. Drizzle with olive oil, squeeze a whole lime over it, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Toss with fresh chopped mint.

Refreshing Black Bean, Mango & Mint Salad
Refreshing Black Bean, Mango & Mint Salad


  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (or a couple cups homemade beans)
  • diced mango
  • chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 or 3 chopped scallions
  • minced fresh chile
  • olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped fresh mint

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