Mango Black Bean Salad


You’ll love this mango black bean salad for its delicious flavors and practicality – you’ll have it done in 20 minutes if you already have your refried beans ready! This is the first recipe of my back-to-school special video “healthy lunchbox ideas”. If you’re more of a visual person, here’s the video!

For this recipe you’ll need:

Sweet corn – if canned, drained.
Refried black beans – find my recipe for refried black beans here.
Red bell pepper – or any other color you enjoy or have on hand. Did you know that one cup of chopped red bell pepper provides three times the vitamin C in an orange?
Onion – I think red onion works best in this recipe, but white onion also works well.
Mango – ripe, for a burst of sweetness and extra vitamin C.
Fresh coriander or parsley – what’s a salad without some fresh aromatic herbs?
Lime wedges.
Avocado slices.

Mango Black Bean Salad

Fresh, healthy & vegan salad made with black beans, corn, mango, fresh herbs, onion, and bell pepper.
Servings 1
Prep Time 10 minutes



  • 3 tbsp sweet corn
  • 5 tbsp refried black beans
  • 1/4 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 or 2 Tbsp onion
  • 1/4 mango peeled and chopped
  • Small bunch of parsley or coriander chopped
  • 1/4 avocado sliced
  • 1 lime wedge


  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Chilli flakes to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • First, drain a can of sweet corn and add 3 tablespoons of corn to a bowl.
  • Then add to the bowl about 5 tbsp of refried black beans.
  • Chop a quarter of red bell pepper and add it to the other ingredients.
  • Join in 1 or two tablespoons of chopped onion, depending on your taste.
  • And peel and chop a quarter of ripe mango and add it to the bowl.
  • Chop a small bunch of parsley or coriander.
  • Add some avocado slices and a lime wedge.
  • Prepare the dressing by mixing in a small jar the olive oil, lime juice, brown sugar, chili flakes, salt, and pepper.
  • Enjoy!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

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