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The cornerstone of every Blue Zones diet in the world? Beans. There are at least 70 varieties of beans to choose from and an infinite number of ways to prepare them. Here’s one delicious recipe to spark your bean-spiration.

Recipe adapted from Blue Zones.

Ingredients

  • 2 mangos, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt to taste
  • 10 to 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • Mango salsa and/or choice of hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Place mango, red onion, red bell pepper, lime juice, chopped cilantro, avocado, black beans in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add a few generous pinches of salt. Taste and adjust seasoning. Chill until ready to use.
  3. Char (or warm) your tortillas. Place about ½ cup of the filling in the center of each tortilla. Fold and serve with salsa and/or hot sauce.
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Brooke3 days ago
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This was simple to put together and absolutely delicious! Definitely recommend.

Christine L Limbrunner1 week ago
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Quick, can make ahead of time, and delicious. Wouldn’t change a thing.

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Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author. He has discovered the five places in the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, and are healthiest. Buettner works in partnership with Sharecare, municipal governments, and various insurance companies to implement the program in more than 50 cities in North America, and has dramatically improved the health of millions of Americans. His books The Blue Zones and Thrive have remained bestsellers, along with his new book The Blue Zones Kitchen, and have appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, NPR, and Oprah.

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