Friday, December 26, 2014

Healthy and cheap eats: Mago Cucumber and black bean salad

Through Kroger, where I buy most of my vegetables and fruits, and bzzagent, who provided the inspiration for the recipe, I tried out a new and tasty recipe for a light salad. It is simply made out of mango, cucumber and black beans with some cilantro added in for flavor and a light sauce mostly out of lemon or lime juice and some OJ or mango juice added in for a citrus vinaigrette.

The prep is very easy. I always make sure sure I have ingredients ready and make sure they are at high quality. The mango, as seen in the picture, is nice and yellow - at the peak of ripeness and flavor. The cucumber is ripe, just a little bit soft to the touch and the line is for additional flavor since canned or ready juice is not always as flavorful. I also added frozen cilantro from  the garden.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - the finished product with nice junks of golden yellow mango

We paired the finished salad simply with some toasted bread for a light lunch. The salad was a good lunch for two people this way. If paired with grilled chicken breast or fish, the salad would have been enough for 4 + people.

Disclaimer: This campaign was sponsored by bzzagent and Kroger in exchange for an honest review. The opinion in this post is solely my own and has not been influenced by any third party.

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