Black Bean Salad


So here we are…Memorial Day weekend. If you are in the States, I’m sure you will be finding your way to either the pool or to a cookout this weekend.

I started celebrating early by watching the Blue Angels perform. It’s a tradition during commissioning week at the Naval Academy.

Blue Angels Air Show 2015

We all played hooky (shhhhh) from school and work…

Blue Angels Air Show 2015

and met up with our good friends, Melissa and Isabel.

Blue Angels Air Show 2015

It was our first time watching the show at the Naval Academy… lots of energy (and noise! Thank goodness for earplugs!)

Blue Angels Air Show 2015

It’s always good for the creative soul to take a break from “life”  so I don’t feel guilty at all. 🙂

I felt the sun on my face, and I know in my cells that the lazy, care-free days of summer are right around the corner.

And with summer comes lots of socializing (BBQ’s, pool parties, cookouts,etc…).

If you are invited to a cookout this weekend, you’ll want to be the hit of the party.
SO why not make something kick-a**.

And seriously, this dish is only 5 minutes to whip up!
The Kick A** Bean Salad is off-the-hook amazing and makes the perfect side dish.

Let’s make it shall we?

Kick A** Bean Salad


1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup mango
½ avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 cup spinach
½ tsp. chili powder
Sea salt to taste

Mango and avocado

Mangoes and avocados… my faves!


In a bowl, toss together beans, mango, avocado, oil and juice.

Pour over spinach on plate. Sprinkle powder on top. Season with salt and serve.

Serves 1-2

Black Bean Salad Recipe

Eat up!

Now your turn…

What’s your ultimate favorite way to kick off the summer season?


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