Black Beans and Rice Mango Salad

Our 5 minute Black Beans and Rice Mango Salad is a tasty summer side made with cherry tomatoes, black beans, your choice of vinaigrette and Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1-2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 3 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup diced mango
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Try this Black Beans and Rice Mango Salad made with black beans, chopped mango, cherry tomatoes, vinaigrette and zesty Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice. Done in 5 minutes or less, it’s an easy, low-maintenance dish with tons of flavor.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions. Cool slightly.

    Step 2

  • Combine black beans, mango, tomatoes, green onion and vinaigrette of your choice in a medium bowl.

    Step 3

  • Fold in rice and serve.

    Recipe Tips

    Use your favorite, prepared vinaigrette for this recipe. Or, use a homemade variety made with olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice and herbs.

Your New Summer Side

Is there anything better than black beans and rice? Not in our eyes! Especially when there’s mango involved. This Black Beans and Rice Mango Salad tops a few of our lists for many reasons.

When we say this salad is quick and easy, we mean it. You’ll go from prep to plate, or serving bowl, in about 5 minutes — tops! Additionally, it’s the ultimate summer side dish for those looking to liven up their next barbecue.

Prepare this salad for a tasty meal prep option. It makes 2 servings and is excellent for those who like to keep things interesting throughout the week. Additionally, this salad can accompany anything from grilled steak and rotisserie chicken to baked fish or tofu.

Choosing Your Mango

If you’re not sure how to pick the right mango, we’re here to help. Use these two tips to help you pick a ripe mango.

The first thing you should do is feel it. Make sure you select a mango that’s slightly soft when squeezed. Much like choosing an avocado, it should be firm but feel slightly soft under the skin when pressed. Secondly, don’t be afraid to give your mango a whiff. Ripe mangos will have a fruity aroma.

Once you’ve found a few good mangos, don’t let them go to waste! Save a few slices to top this Easy Rice Pudding dessert.