Saturday, July 5, 2008

Mango and Black Bean Salad

Spending the day either in an airport or on a plane has left little time to create in the kitchen. So, it's time to start cleaning out my backlog of recipes. My mom made this salad for us on the Canada Day weekend from a recipe she copied from "some magazine." So, apologies to whatever magazine it was.

- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup diced red or sweet onion
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 mango, peeled and chopped (or more if you really dig mangoes)
- salad dressing (this was served with a raspberry vinaigrette, but I think a strawberry dressing would be good as well (see below))
- chopped cilantro for garnish

1. Mix beans, onion, pepper, and mango in a bowl. Toss with dressing and garnish with cilantro. Tastes even better if you let it sit in the fridge for a while.

- 6 strawberries, 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp sugar, pinch of sea salt blended in a blender