Orzo, Black Bean & Mango Salad

Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Recipes, Sides & Salads, The Food Magician | 0 comments

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This is a very sentimental recipe. My husband made this for me on our very first Valentine’s Day together. He got the recipe from a friend, and I was immediately impressed. I mean–a man who cooks?!? Woohoo!

I just doctored it up a little and put my own spin on it (here’s a picture of the entire meal from 2007 when he was just my boyfriend–no wonder I fell for him )!

Orzo black bean pasta

  • 1 C. dried orzo pasta
  • 1 can black beans-rinsed
  • ½ can of corn-rinsed (non GMO preferred)
  • ½ C. green onion-chopped
  • ½ red onion-chopped
  • fresh or frozen mango (diced & thawed)
  • avocado
  • chopped cilantro
  • lime juice from 4-5 juicy limes
  • zest from 1 lime (very important)
  • jalapeno (remove seeds for less heat, finely chopped)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Once you’ve cooked and drained your orzo, place it into a mixing bowl. Stir in lime juice, zest and add all remaining ingredients except the avocado.

Once everything is mixed together well, place sliced avocado on top and serve warm or cold. Enjoy!

This recipe was featured on ModernMom.com–check it out!

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