Black Bean and Mango Salad

Black bean and mango salad recipe

​The Spruce Eats / Emily Hawkes

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
246 Calories
4g Fat
44g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 246
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 454mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 91mg 457%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 688mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Black beans and mangoes combine with fresh bell pepper, fresh jalapeno peppers and fresh cilantro in this simple vegetarian, vegan, high-protein, and gluten-free bean salad recipe. The flavors are simple yet powerful, and the combination is quite tasty.

This black bean and mango salad recipe is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, and, with just one tablespoon of olive oil divided among four servings, it's also relatively low in fat. With less than 200 calories per serving, this bean salad also qualifies as a low-calorie recipe. 


  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 cup diced red, orange, or yellow bell pepper

  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced, or hot sauce to taste

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cups diced mango

  • Sea or kosher salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for mango black bean salad
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  2. In a large bowl, combine the drained and rinsed black beans, the diced bell pepper, green onions, minced jalapeno pepper, and fresh cilantro. 

    Black beans and onion
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  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and lime juice (and the hot sauce if you're using hot sauce instead of fresh jalapeno pepper).

    Olive oil and lemon juice
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  4. Pour the olive oil and lime juice mixture over the bean mix, and gently toss together until well mixed.

    Pour over bean mix
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  5. Once the ingredients are well combined, carefully and gently fold in the diced mango and season lightly with sea salt or kosher salt. 

    Fold in mango
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  6. You may want to taste, and adjust the seasonings, or add a bit more salt before serving. 

    Season to taste
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  • Use sea salt or kosher salt for the best taste, instead of regular table salt. Similarly, use the best quality olive oil you have, and use freshly squeezed lime juice instead of bottled, if possible, for the best flavor. 

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