Jul 162015
 

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Its been a year and a half I am back from Mexico. In just three years we feel Mexico has become our other home. Its culture, cuisine and people have touched us deeply and made us a part of them. I miss Mexico day in and day out.

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Today I decided to use the black beans I got from Mexico. This salad I have been planning to make for months. Finally I soaked the black beans overnight and boiled them first thing in the morning. With ripe mangoes and diced red onions, this salad was exceptionally delicious and nutritious. Such diverse ingredients blend together to form a melody of flavours. Its truly divine.

Directions:

1. Soak black beans* overnight and boil them in water. 


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2. I used a pressure pan because it speeds up the cooking process by leaps and bounds. I added epazote** and bay leaf to the beans before boiling. 


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3. For the Vinaigrette  take Apple Cider Vinegar in a bowl.

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4. Add honey and lemon juice.


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5. Also add roasted cumin powder to the vinaigrette and combine.

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6. Whisk continuously and pour canola oil to the bowl.

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7. In a large mixing bowl add drained boiled black beans and chopped onions.

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8. Peel and chop some ripe but firm mangoes *** . Also add to the bowl chopped red bell pepper and deseeded jalapeno pepper. I was out of both these. So I replaced with green capsicum and red chilli peppers.


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9. Drizzle the vinaigrette on top and mix together.


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10. Season it with Salt and black pepper.

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11. Serve fresh as a side dish with grilled chicken or barbecued meat. You can devour it just like that, it makes an amazing healthy snack.

You can also try Mexican Black Bean Soup or Sopa de Frijol.

Other Mango recipes you can try here are : Mango Pudding with Coconut Milk,  Raw Mango Sweet and Sour Chutney, Raw Mango Mint Chutney, Instant Raw Mango Pickle South Indian style, Aam Panna.

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Fresh Mexican Black Bean & Mango Salad | Ensalada de Frijoles Negros y Mango
Serves 4
A delicious Black bean salad with ripe Mangoes
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  2. 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  3. 1-2 tbsp honey
  4. 1 tsp ground cumin
  5. 1 tbsp canola oil or Olive oil
  6. Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  7. 2 small ripe mango ***
  8. 1/2 red bell pepper or green capsicum, cut into small pieces
  9. 1 cup black beans, you can use canned beans also
  10. 1 small jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, minced, I used red chili
  11. 1 small red onion, cut into small dice
  12. 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  13. 1 Bay Leaf
  14. 1 tsp Epazote (optional)
Instructions
  1. Soak black beans* overnight and boil them in water.
  2. I used a pressure pan because it speeds up the cooking process by leaps and bounds. I added epazote** and bay leaf to the beans before boiling.
  3. For the Vinaigrette take Apple Cider Vinegar in a bowl.
  4. Add honey and lemon juice.
  5. Also add roasted cumin powder to the vinaigrette and combine.
  6. Whisk continuously and pour canola oil to the bowl.
  7. In a large mixing bowl add drained boiled black beans and chopped onions.
  8. Peel and chop some ripe but firm mangoes *** . Also add to the bowl chopped red bell pepper and deseeded jalapeno pepper. I was out of both these. So I replaced with green capsicum and red chilli peppers.
  9. Drizzle the vinaigrette on top and mix together.
  10. Season it with Salt and black pepper.
  11. Serve fresh as a side dish with grilled chicken or barbecued meat. You can devour it just like that, it makes an amazing healthy snack.
Notes
  1. *You can use regular kidney beans if you cant find black beans.
  2. ** Its a mexican Herb, if boiled with beans makes it less gassy.
  3. *** I have used Indian mango variety Langda you can use any.
Adapted from The Cooking Channel
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