Black Bean, Avocado, and Mango Salad with Cilantro and Lime

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I am really sick of winter. It has been cold and dreary for too long. I know it is only January and I live in Utah, so I have a few months to go:( Β To help lift my spirits, I made this Black Bean, Avocado, and Mango Salad with Cilantro and Lime.

This salad reminds me of summer. I love all of the bright colors and fresh ingredients. I also like how easy it is to make. I used canned black beans, chopped up a tomato and cilantro, diced a mango, avocado, red onion, and sliced a lime. I put all of the toppings on a bed of romaine lettuce. The salad really doesn’t need a dressing-the juicy mango, creamy avocado chunks, and cilantro add plenty of flavor. I just squeezed fresh lime juice over the top for my dressing. If you are a dressing lover and need a little something extra, try Josh’s mango salsa. The salsa goes great with this salad and makes a very healthy dressing.

If you are experiencing the winter blues lime me, try this salad. It will take you to a special summer paradise-at least for one meal.


Black Bean, Avocado, and Mango Salad with Cilantro and Lime


  • Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 can black beans-low sodium rinsed and drained
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 mango diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 limes-squeeze fresh juice over salad


  1. Place the romaine lettuce on a plate. Top the lettuce with black beans, tomato, avocado, mango, red onion, and cilantro. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the lettuce and toppings. Enjoy! It is that easy! If you want to warm up the black beans, you can. I like them hot or cold. If the lime juice isn't enough dressing for you, you can add salsa for a healthy dressing.

If you like this salad, you might also like:

Black Bean Salsa from Two Peas and Their Pod
Black Bean and Sweet Corn Soup with Cilantro and Lime from Two Peas and Their Pod
Huevos Rancheros from Two Peas and Their Pod
Black Bean Confetti Salad from Smitten Kitchen
Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad from Closet Cooking
Black Bean, Rice, and Cilantro Salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. This is def a summer inspired salad, but have to say I eat something very similar year round! πŸ™‚ I love the combination of avocado and mango, pairs so well!

  2. So pretty! Love the mango addition. I miss Summer too! Its been unseasonably cold in SC (I know I know, nothing compared to Utah!!), so I’m looking forward to the warm up thats supposed to happen at the end of the week. How have you been feeling?

  3. Erica-I am feeling much better-thanks!

    Katie-I am glad you like Josh’s salsa. It is the best:)

    Kalyn-Yes, I am loving my new lights. It is nice to have them when I am shooting food photos at night.

  4. I was just thinking that what this dreary winter needed was a bright, fresh salad. Yours is beautiful and mouth-watering. Great offering to bring a little summer to us.

  5. Love this salad. These are something of my favorite flavor combinations.

    I hate winter too. Winter just seems to bleed in a spring of endless rain around these parts, so it’s not even as if I can look forward to nice weather before the summer gets really hot.

  6. blacks beans, avocado, cilantro, and lime…these are a few of my favorite things. and what do ya know–they’re put together in a healthy fashion. even better! πŸ™‚

  7. I second that first sentence! We’ve had a doozy of a winter here! And now we’re moving back to Utah. Sigh! πŸ˜‰ It’s a different kind of cold and snow here and not as “fun” as Utah snow!
    And the salad, mmmmmmm!

  8. What a pretty salad, and I’m sure delicious as well. It will make a big hit on the TV show! I made a Rick Bayless salad for Christmas Eve that had mango and avocado and it was a wonderfully fresh taste.

  9. I know what you mean about our horrible weather this year. We are buried here but I knew it was coming when I had to turn the heater on in our barn utility room in September! Way too early to turn on the heater!

    We are buried in snow and I longing for Spring!

  10. What a beautiful salad. I love all the flavors. I’ll have to try this one! I made your green beans and loved them. That lemon really dressed them up. Thanks for all these great healthy recipes!

  11. I made this for dinner tonight, substituting the lettuce with fresh baby spinach. I topped with grilled chicken I had marinated in mango chipotle marinade. Hubby said it was delicious!!! This is a definite keeper!

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