Recipe: Mango, Avocado and Black Bean Salad
Just because you’re craving Tex-Mex doesn’t mean you have to blow your diet. Our dietitian’s Mango, Avocado and Black Bean Salad will give you the flavors you’re seeking, without all the calories!
Tex-Mex doesn’t always have to mean globs of queso on everything! This salad provides all of the flavors of a Tex-Mex favorite, without all of the calories (and guilt). The avocado provides satisfying fat, the fiber comes from the black beans while the mango provides subtle sweetness.
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2 ripe but firm avocados, halved, peeled, pitted, and cubed
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
2 ripe but firm mangoes, peeled, pitted, and cubed
1 (15-ounce) can no-added-salt black beans, drained and rinsed well
For the lime dressing
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Makes 6 servings.
Total fat: 17.2g
Saturated fat: 2.6g
Trans fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 35.1g
Source: Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic — Fatty Liver Disease by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, with Ibrahim Hanouneh, MD (© 2017 Da Capo Lifelong Books)