I’m not the first person, nor will I be the last, to present the classic black bean and mango salad on a food blog. It’s a pretty brilliant combination, both in terms of flavor and the visual appeal. I don’t see avocado added to the mix very often, and it’s a fantastic third major component.
If you can’t find a perfectly ripe avocado, this salad will still be excellent. You can, however, add any one or two of the ingredients suggested in the notes section of the recipe box instead of (or in addition to) the avocado. This salad is fantastic with spicy dishes (that don’t themselves contain beans), grilled vegetables, and leafy wraps.