Texas black bean-mango salsa

diced mangoI really enjoy cooking. And its great to share a meal with friends and family.

Here is a recipe for mango-black-bean salsa that I like. It brings together lots of strong individual flavors to make a delicious dish that is bigger than its separate ingredients—a culinary reflection of the community of southeast Texas. I hope you like it, too.

Texas black bean-mango salsa


1 12-oz. can black beans, drained

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced

2 tsp. red onion, finely diced

1 jalapeño or serrano chile, seeded and finely diced

¼ cup fresh lime juice

1 Tbs. honey

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Combine the ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate if made a day ahead. Bring to room temperature to serve. Enjoy!