There nothing quite like a fresh-tasting salad on a summer day. Change things up from the usual with this delicious recipe using Lucini Italia Co. EVOO. It makes an excellent side dish or salad.The protein-rich black beans and lentils combine with the juicy and sweet mango, bell pepper, cilantro, and citrus to create a dish that is as tasty as it is satisfying. There is even a spicy kick from the jalapenos. These flavors come together perfectly with the flavored extra virgin olive oil. It can pair well with barbeque, Mediterranean and a variety of other cuisines. Alternatively, try this dish as an enjoyable and surprisingly filling lunch.

An Easy Salad for Summertime

Better yet, it is easy to put together. There is no cooking and only about 10 minutes of prep time. In total, the recipe takes about 40 minutes to make, with 30 minutes of that requiring no effort. It is so easy that anyone can make it.Impress your friends and family at your next summer meal. It is a great way to mix things up from the usual salads and sides.

Recipe Summary

A perfect side dish or salad for a summer day.Recipe Servings: 4 portionsRecipe Preparation Time: 10 minutesRecipe Cook Time: 0 minutes


1/2 cup mango, chopped1 cup black beans, canned; rinsed and drained1/2 cup red bell pepper1/2 cup lentils, prepared1 cup jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped fine1/4 cup red onion, chopped fine2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped fine2 tablespoons lime juice2 tablespoons orange juice1/2 teaspoon sea salt2 tablespoons LuciniĀ® Robust Garlic Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Mix ingredients well in serving bowl. Chill for 20 minutes and then bring to room temperature for 10 minutes before serving. A perfect side dish or salad for a summer day.