Sunday, July 17, 2011

Black Bean Mango Salsa

Have you been getting your Mango on this summer?  Here are some juicy details on Mangoes in case you didn't know:

*High in Vit. A, C and B6.
*Contain fiber and calcium
*The phenolic compound found in mangoes has been found to have powerful antioxidant and anticancer properties. 
*Being high in iron, mango is said to be very good for pregnant women as well as for people suffering from anemia. (and Vegetarians!)
*Mango is believed to be effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin. 
*The vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin E and selenium present in mangoes provide protection against heart disease. 
*Mangoes have been found to be quite helpful in treating acidity and poor digestion.
*It is being said that the Vitamin E present in mango helps hormonal system function more efficiently and thus, boosts sex life. (Gotta Love That!) 
*The anti-inflammatory properties of mango might help alleviate asthma symptoms.

So Easy and Delicious!  (Click on photo to enlarge)

1 cup of organic black beans, rinsed
2 mangoes, seeded and chopped
4 green onions
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
handful of cilantro, washed and diced
1/2 lime squeezed
pinch of salt (optional)

Mix in a bowl and serve with your favorite chips!  Sluuurrrp!


Dave at said...

i love your blog. Farmer's market fresh recipes everywhere! Keep at it, i am not a vegetarian, but I sure love my veggies every day and appreciate your great recipes. Will be back!

Eating Smart (Tracy) said...

Thanks Dave, and welcome!

Richa said...

oooh.. i love this salsa.. i'd eat anything with mango in it right now:)).. the smoky lentils look great too!
Thanks for dropping by my blog!!
Have a great day!!
Richa @

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