Salsas make wonderful condiments or side dishes to simply prepared foods. See how easy this one is to put together.
Serving Size: 1/3 cup
Volume: 2/3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped mango
1 teaspoon seeded and finely minced jalapeño pepper (see tip below)
1 tablespoon minced scallion
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
Mix all of the ingredients together. Serve the salsa as a condiment alongside your favorite foods, such as grilled salmon or turkey, or as a snack with whole grain crackers.
Wear rubber gloves when mincing jalapeño so that you don’t get the capsaicin on your hands.
You can create many variations of a salsa by changing the fruit or vegetables used in them. For instance, you can easily replace mango with pineapple, even melons. Get creative and decide which versions you like best.
Why We Love It
Usually we eat the beans and rice with the salsa, right? Now here’s a recipe for a black bean salsa that you can eat solo or as a side to any main dish you like. This recipe is easy to make, and with mango and minced jalapeños, it tastes sweet and spicy at the same time.