This Black Bean and Mango Pico is the perfect compliment to your Tex-Mex dishes. Serve it with a bowl of chips and you’re good to go.
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 of the week!
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.
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.
Black Bean and Mango Pico
Seriously, 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.
- 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*
- Mix all diced ingredients and the black beans in a large bowl. Add Lawry's Seasoned Salt and chopped cilantro and combine well.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 886mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 11gSugar: 10gProtein: 10g
This recipe makes a HUGE batch of pico which makes it perfect for a HUGE group of people.
My 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.