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10 Things You Can Make With a Can of Black Beans

Black Bean, Cucumber and Mango Salad

Adding black beans to a salad is a great way to sneak a little extra protein into your diet. The crispy texture of cucumbers and ripe mangos combine with black beans and salad greens to make a nutritious and satisfying meal. Sliced red onions and red bell peppers give the dish an extra kick of flavor, and if you like your food a little on the spicy side, add a chipotle chili in adobo sauce for an overall taste that's both sizzling and sweet.