Black Bean and Avocado Salad with Oranges or Mango

Avocado and black bean salad

Black beans, diced mango, and avocado taste heavenly together in this delicious salad. Fresh, perfectly ripe mangos are best, of course, but they’re not always in season and occasionally unreliable. Once in a while I like to take the guesswork out of mangos and use canned (organic), which is akin to using canned pineapple—you know exactly what you’re going to get. Otherwise, tiny clementine sections work well to give little bursts of fruity flavor.

Black Bean and Avocado Salad with Oranges or Mango
Recipe type: Bean Salad
Cuisine: Healthy
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
Black beans, diced mango, and avocado taste heavenly together in this delicious salad.
  • 15- to 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 medium avocado, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 medium mango (or one 15- to 16-ounce can, drained), cut into ½ inch dice, or 2 to 3 tiny seedless oranges, like clementines
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, as desired
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice, to taste
  • Minced fresh cilantro to taste, optional
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Mixed baby greens or baby spinach, optional
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the baby greens or spinach in a mixing bowl and stir together.
  2. If you'd like, arrange a bed of greens or spinach on a platter and arrange the bean salad on top of it. Otherwise, serve straight from the bowl.



black bean and avocado salad

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 174 calories; 10g fat; 18g carbs; 6g fiber; 5g protein; 175mg sodium

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    January 6, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Hi, I was thinking I would love to add vegetarian meals to my meals time . But not sure if I know how.
    thank you

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    January 15, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Pita, there’s not too much to it — try to make things you already like, but it plant-based versions. For example, pasta or rice dishes, pizzas, soups. If you join VegKitchen’s Facebook page, you’ll get several easy, seasonal ideas each and every day, answering the question of what to make:

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    September 5, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Love this black bean salad!

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