Monday, July 20, 2009
Black Bean, Mango and Tomato Salad
1 large mango diced (about 1 3/4 cup)
3 tbsp fresh lime juice (about 1 1/2 limes)
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced sweet onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (or mint if you prefer)
1 tbsp minced or fresh jalapeno peppers
In a large bowl, mash up 1/4 cup of diced mango with a fork; whisk in lime juice, water, oil, cumin, and salt.
Add remaining diced mango, beans, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno to bowl. Toss to mix and coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to one day.
Yields about 8 servings at a 1/2 cup per serving -- 2 weight watchers points each.
This is a fantastic zippy salad. It is meant to be eaten solo as a side dish or salad. I tried eating some with tortilla chips, but I suspect that defeats some of the benefits of the weight watchers healthy-ness. Make this salad if you like an explosion of flavor. Yum.