Mango and Black Bean Tacos


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The cornerstone of every blue zones diet in the world? Beans. There are at least 70 varieties of beans to choose from and an infinite number of ways to prepare them. Here’s one delicious, summertime recipe to spark your bean-spiration.

Yield: 10-12 tacos


  • 2 mangos, diced
  • ½ diced red onion
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1-2 teaspoons of mango salsa and/or choice of hot sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • 10-12 corn tortillas


  1. In a medium bowl stir together diced mango, red onion, red pepper, lime juice, chopped cilantro, avocado, black beans. Add a few generous pinches of salt. Taste and adjust seasonings. Chill until ready to use.
  2. Char (or warm) your tortillas, fill and add salsa.