Tomato Mango Black Bean and Corn Salad (vegan) 3

Don’t. Panic.  It’s September.  Which is kind of scary.  Because.. um, didn’t summer just get here?  Am I turning into a stereotypical adult who thinks time flies too fast?  I am going to be honest with you here.  I am totally fine with being a sterotype.  I think that when I do yoga, slather on organic jojoba oil instead of moisturizer, drink my green smoothie, and then meditate before work that one could call me a sterotype.  Totally cool with me.  Being an adult!?  I’m not as ok falling into that category.

Even though my age technically qualifies me as such, I am going to continue to deny it.  Because I am pretty sure adults don’t put on pop music and dance around the house like a crazy person.  Yep, did that tonight.  Also, I am pretty sure google ads, and amazon agree that I am not an adult, judging by all the things they suggest I buy (like the newest Disney games and YA romance novels).  At this point in my defense I am unsure if I have actually done myself any favors in describing these things.  So lets just casually move back to talking about how it’s September, deal?

Tomato Mango Black Bean and Corn Salad (vegan) 1

My favorite part of this time of the year is that the weather is still beautiful.  Crazy beautiful.  And it might just be the best time of the year for produce.  You can get amazing, sweet, juicy tomatoes!  And at the same time you can get a wonderful, fresh acorn squash!! Fresh, local peaches… and apples!! Seriously guys.  It’s something to be excited about.

So while I may be working on some pumpkin things to come… (EEEEK!! I LOVE PUMPKIN THINGS!!!)  I am going to celebrate every. last. tomato. With dinners like this one.  And being able to go out in a tank top.  Without bringing a jacket.  September is going to be wonderful, who else is excited?

Health highlight of black beans: Aside from being delicious, black beans are also really good for you.  Their dark skin of black is a great source of many phytonutrients and antioxidants.  They are very good for digestion, and can support a healthy colon.  Black beans are also high in folate and magnesium, which are both nutrients that play important roles in prevention of heart disease.

Tomato Mango Black Bean and Corn Salad (vegan) 2

Tomato Mango Black Bean Salad
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Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon EV Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups Fresh Corn (frozen is perfect too)
  • 3 Scallions (sliced)
  • Juice 2 Limes
  • Sea Salt (to taste)
  • 1 (15 oz) can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 Tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 1 Mango (peeled and diced.. this post has some info on cutting them)
Fixings.. Totally Optional
  • Hot Sauce
  • Taco Shells or Tortillas
  1. In a medium pan add the olive oil, garlic, and corn
  2. Cook up until the corn is tender and sweet, about 2 minutes
  3. In a large bowl add the corn, scallions, lime juice, black beans, tomatoes, mango, and a good pinch of salt
  4. Toss to combine and coat with the lime juice
  5. Taste, add salt if needed
  6. Serve!! Great as tacos in shells or as a salad.. Enjoy!!!!!!


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