Fox Recipe Box: Mango, Avocado, Rice & Bean Salad

CLEVELAND, Oh - Looking for a healthy summer salad recipe that's full of color and nutritious ingredients? Weight Watcher's Jackie Drennan showed Fox 8's Wayne Dawson how easy it is to put together a Mango, Avocado, Rice & Bean Salad and the best part of this dish -- it's easy on the waistline!

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Mango, Avocado, Rice & Bean Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 large mango(es), diced, divided* (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 15 oz canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup(s) fresh tomato(es), diced
  • 1/2 cup(s) uncooked onion(s), sweet, diced
  • 1/4 cup(s) mint leaves, or cilantro, fresh, cut into thin slivers
  • 1 Tbsp pickled jalapeno peppers, or fresh, minced (if using fresh, do not touch seeds with bare hands)

Instructions

In a large bowl, mash 1/4 cup of diced mango with a fork; whisk in lime juice, water, oil, cumin and salt.

Add remaining diced mango, beans, tomato, onion, mint and jalapeno to bowl; toss to mix and coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

Notes*Make sure your mango is ripe enough that you can mash some of it with a fork (as per the instructions above).