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Black Bean and Mango Pico

Living in the south, we always have access to some of the most amazing Tex-Mex restaurants.  In fact, given the choice, I’d choose going to a Mexican restaurant any day!

I was invited to participate in a campaign with other local Texas Bloggers to develop recipes using Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and Marinades.  We were given the theme “large gatherings” (you know the saying – everything’s bigger in Texas) and as a team our mission was to create an entire meal.  Since we are in Texas, it was only natural to go the Tex-Mex route.

In addition to myself, the Texas team also includes:

We split into groups of two to create an appetizer, a  main dish and a salad. But we didn’t stop there!  We did two recipes for each dish. Lisa and Nicki worked on the main dish, Stacey and Shannon worked on the salad and Rachel and I did the appetizer.  Make sure to visit each of the bloggers to get each of the recipes for this delicious Tex-Mex meal!

Black Bean and Mango Pico

black bean and mango picoSeriously, y’all, doesn’t that look absolutely delicious?  It’s full of fresh produce with bright colors and ingredients that are incredibly good for you! It’s not what you would get if you went to a Mexican restaurant as an appetizer, but I’d prefer this any day!

Now remember, our theme was “large gatherings” so our recipe was created to feed a large group of people.  If you are using this recipe to only feed your family, you will definitely need to alter the amounts.

Lawry's Fresh Black Bean and Mango Pico
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A yummy Black Bean and Mango Pico
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 4-5 Tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup Red Onion, diced
  • 1 Red Pepper, diced
  • 2 Yellow Peppers, diced
  • 1 Mango, diced
  • 26 oz can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Cilantro*
  1. Mix all diced ingredients and the black beans in a large bowl. Add Lawry's Seasoned Salt and chopped cilantro and combine well.
  2. Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container until ready to eat. Serve with tortilla chips.
You could add more cilantro depending on your taste.

This recipe makes a HUGE batch of pico which makes it perfect for a HUGE group of people.

black bean and mango picoMy partner, Rachel of Following in My Shoes, did a variation that is absolutely delicious.  Instead of raw ingredients, she roasted the peppers and used Lawry’s Seasoned Salt Marinade in place of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt.  While still using mainly the same ingredients, using the marinade totally changes the flavor profile and gives it more of a smoky type flavor.

roasted black bean and mango picoI have a giveaway going on right now for a Lawry’s Prize Pack and all you have to do is leave a relevant comment here on this recipe post and then let me know on the giveaway post that you did.  Super simple!

I was invited to participate in this Lawry’s campaign through my association with TheMotherhood. I was sent Lawry’s products and compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1
    crys short says:

    Lawry’s makes everything taste better! We put it on everything from french fries to steak to baked potatoes & fresh veggies! 🙂

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    when we need a quick and easy starch side, I just slive up some potatoes (any kind works) and throw them in a pan with olive oil, the sprinkle with Lawry’s – when we lived in Germany we even imported a few containers cuz nothing compares 🙂

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    I would love to win this great giveaway. I have used the Lawry’s salt before but never knew about the Lawry’s Balsamic Herb Marinade and Lawry’s Seasoned Salt Marinade.
    I would love the chance to try it!

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    Leann Lindeman says:

    I have been using Lawry’s seasoning in my chex mix for years. I have tried a few of the marinades and they are very good. It would be fun to win these great products. Thanks!

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    Michelle OConnell says:

    I put Lawry’s seasoning salt in just about everything. From eggs to chicken and steak. Hope to win the giveaway to stock up on my favorite seasoning.

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    Your Salsa looks AMAZING! I would have never thought to put Lawry’s in! Thanks for the great recipe, my husband isn’t all about the black beans, but I bet he LOVES this one!!!

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    renee wixom says:

    I just discovered Lawrey’s on popcorn this summer. If you have not yet tried his…please do!!!. I had no idea about those two marinades. I would love to try them.

  8. 8

    Looks so good Crystal. I LOVE your recipes!

  9. 9

    Both of the Appetizer variances look delish, makes me hungry for them.

  10. 10

    Looks yummy. I always like all your recipes. You should create your own recipe book!

  11. 11

    Ooooo I love black beans. I am going to have to try making this. Mmmm. I love Lawry’s.

  12. 12

    We are huge Lawry’s fans in our home. Use spices for everything. This looks wonderful!

  13. 13

    What a great way to add a bit of zip to a dinner with Lawry’s.

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    Linda Kish says:

    This looks so fresh and healthy. I’d want to make a smaller quantity, however.

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    I love Lawry’s. It makes everything less boring.

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    Dani Lorenzetti says:

    This looks so fresh and delicious!!

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    Gina Ferrell says:

    I use spices all the time in my home and would love to give Lawry’s a try!

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    Jennifer C says:

    The fresh produce looks great in that pico! This is the best time of year to make salsa since most of the ingredients are fresh and local.

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    Kathleen McVeigh says:

    Lawry’s on chicken/steak, throw it on the grill and serve with salad for the perfect summer dinner!

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    I like Lawry’s chicken marinades.

  21. 21

    I love Tex Mex and especially love mixing salty/hot with sweet stuff! This recipe looks delicious!

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    Cheryl Slack says:

    Love all lawry products!!

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    Nina McClain says:

    I love using Lawry’s to cook!

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    Makes me hungry… I wanna try some!

  25. 25

    I made this last night for my sister’s birthday dinner. Everyone went crazy over it! It was a hit! Even the kids liked it (which is very hard to do)! It will def be at every occasion we have from now on!

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    Sounds delicious cant wait to try it.

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    Melanie Vader says:

    I love using Lawry’s seasoning salt in my dry rubs and had no idea about the other products in the giveaway. I hope to win this.

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    this is awesome

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    I tried this- simply amazing!

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    I use Lawry’s Seasoned salt on almost everyday. It gives food a nice flavor. Black Bean and Mango Pico sounds good .

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    crystle tellerday says:

    my cousin Daniel would like this cause he loves mangos

  32. 32

    Looks like something my dad would love. I may try this for his birthday.

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    Amanda Pope says:


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    Wow, this looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this one out!

  35. 35

    Looks delicious! I make something similar but I add a little lime to my recipe, Latinos tend to add lime to everything.( :

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    Judy Thatcher says:

    I use Lawry’s marinades faithfully. We love the teriyake for stir fries I make with chicken or pork and lots of colorful veggies.

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    Lawrys makes chicken taste great. I put it on frozen chicken and then place it in the crock pot for 4-6 hours on low. Wonderful.

  38. 38

    i have a big family..and go through a lot of lawrys seasoning..have used their marinades yoo..would be great to win this prize!!

  39. 39

    Your food posts are always awesome.

  40. 40

    This sounds delicious! I make a similar recipe that I serve over chicken that’s healthy and easy.

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    crystal allen says:

    your recipes look wonderful! i love all of the good colors in the pico. clallen @ ntin dot net

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    This recipe looks delicious. I’ll be giving it a try this weekend for our family picnic. Thanks.

  43. 43

    We use Lawry’s all the time at my house. These recipes look really good, I must try them.

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    Debbee Reed says:

    Lawry’s is a must seasoning on everything I cook. Great “staple” to have:)

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    Joey Fragodt says:

    This recipe looks very good. Lately I’ve been trying to experiment with mixing fruits into foods that are traditional not associated with them (burgers, mexican, etc.). Give it a try, and I think you will really enjoy it too!

  46. 46

    i love lawry’s seasoning! i use it all the time, that recipe looks amazing!

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    Linda Stearns says:

    I love to use Lawry’s in my cole slaw recipe! It tastes so much better with Lawry’s! In fact, that is my “secret” ingredient! 😉

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    This dish looks so yummy and easy! I am going to have to try to make it sometime soon.

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    Helen Keeler says:

    I’ve used Lawry’s for years. It always makes a good meal. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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    Dana Hakimi says:

    I use Lawry’s marinades all the time – delicious !

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    I really like the Seasoning Salt. I use it mainly when baking fries.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

  52. 52

    I LOVE Lawry’s seasonings and marinades! We use them religously in all of our recipes or make up new ones by experimantation. Would be thrilled to win a few extra bottles for the home!

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    jessica edwards says:

    We use alot of Lawry’s products!

  54. 54

    The Lawry’s products goes great with grilling!

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    That pico looks tasty. Try the same recipe with fresh pineapple and lime juice instead of mango and beans.

  56. 56

    Lawry’s makes everything taste better! We use it on our grill for steaks, burgers and even pork. My husband even gets the family laughing hysterically when he says in a totally different voice, “WE used Lawry’s seasoning salt”. You gotta hear it, but truly this is the best!

  57. 57

    When I saw those chips and that salsa, my mouth began watering uncontrollably. Help me!

  58. 58

    Use Lawry’s products all the time….can’t wait to try this recipe….it looks mouth-watering.

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    Your Mango Pico looks amazing. So tropical with the colorful dinnerware.

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    I have used lawry’s for years even my mother and it is the best ever

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    Vicki Wurgler says:

    my family loves Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, I have a couple of recipes for veggie dip and potatoes that I make all the time that call for season salt

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    That is a cool new way to use Lawry’s! Thanks for the idea!

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    I’ve decided I’m going to hire you as my cook. lol

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    Oh my gosh! That looks amazing! I need some pico bigtime right now!

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    mmmm looks absolutely delicious…i am trying the recipie for sure! thanks for sharing!

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    Love Lawrys seasoned salt, it is what i love to use on my steaks !!!!!
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  67. 67

    That recipe looks yummy and love lawry’s marinades for chicken!

  68. 68

    Both variations of the recipe are worthy of trying! And the pictures make it look doubly delicious!
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  69. 69

    that looks fabulous! we love lawry’s

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    Crystal K. says:

    That looks great! I use Lawry’s Garlic Salt when cooking a lot. I really love it.

    PS: That turquoise bowl is to die for!

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    I can’t wait to try the recipe, the dish looks yummy

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    Diane Baum says:

    i would love to try to make this

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    I love Black Bean salsa, but I’ve never had it with mango before. I will definitely have to try this at my next party.

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    Ooh that looks interesting!

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    I’d like to try making this! I have to admit my hubby is the cook and I always like to show him up! I know he uses Lawry’s in his recipes!!!

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    susan smoaks says:

    i have to try this pico tonight, it sounds so amazing!

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    Kat Emerick says:

    looks absolutely delish!


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    I have made tomato based paco, but I’d really like to try it with mango and black beans.

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    kathy hall says:


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    Ed Nemmers says:

    That recipe sounds fantastic and it looks so colorful!

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    Kandi Smith says:

    The Black Bean & Mango Pico sounds delicious. We’re trying it at our cookout this weekend!

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    Marcy Strahan says:

    I never thought to mix Black bean wiht mango! Wow! That’s looks delicous!

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    I love mango pico, looks great!

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