Mango Habanero Black Bean Tacos

mango habanero black bean tacos / @loveandlemons

I love a good mango salsa. (I mean, who doesn’t?) It’s so fun and versatile – some of my favorite additions have been roasted jalapeños, smoked paprika, diced avocado, and even sesame & ginger.

mango habanero black bean tacos / @loveandlemons

Today’s special ingredient: Mango Habanero Jam. I know, I know, it’s not in your pantry already, but I just loved this salsa so much I had to share it anyway. It’s sweet, juicy and spicy with a little nice kick from the jam. (A little bit goes long way).

mango habanero black bean tacos / @loveandlemons

I didn’t realize mango habanero jam was missing from my life until it showed up recently in my Hatchery Box. I’ve been loving my Hatchery subscription – it’s like mini-christmas once a month to get a box full of sample-sized artisan ingredients to try. I find that it often takes just one unique ingredient to elevate simple meals into something special.

mango habanero black bean tacos / @loveandlemons

These really couldn’t be easier – just chop and mix your ingredients – salsa, avocado, black beans, etc, and stuff them into a tortilla. (Add cheese if you want, but these are plenty flavorful without). Next time I might switch things up by adding a grilled piece of halibut or salmon.

Update: Hatchery’s Mango Habanero Jam isn’t available anymore but here are some other ideas of what to use instead: 

– Add chipotle spices to your mango salsa – ie, a spoonful of the adobo sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo.

– Add roasted jalapeños or habaneros to your mango salsa (or even a squeeze of sriracha for kick).

– Use any sweet/savory jam – I’ve seen spicy peach jams at farmers markets and whole foods, something like that would work well here.

mango habanero black bean tacos / @loveandlemons

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mango habanero black bean tacos
Serves: 4-6 tacos (serves 2)
  • 1 small mango, diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 diced red padrone pepper (or ¼ cup red bell)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • splash of olive oil
  • handful of cilantro, chopped
  • ¾ cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1-2 teaspoons mango-habanero jam or similar (see notes below)
  • 4-6 flour (or gluten free corn) tortillas
  • optional: crumbled cotija cheese
  • optional: greek yogurt w/ lime & salt
  1. In a medium bowl stir together diced mango, red onion, red pepper, lime juice, olive oil, chopped cilantro, avocado, black beans and 1-2 teaspoons of mango habanero jam. Add a few generous pinches of salt. Taste and adjust seasonings. Chill until ready to use.
  2. Char (or warm) your tortillas, and fill.
  3. Optional: top with crumbly cheese and/or seasoned greek yogurt (or sour cream), and extra habanero jam on the side.
*If you don't have fancy jam you can just skip it. For extra kick try adding chipotle spices (either from a can of chipotles in adobo or ground chipotle powder)... or roasted jalapeños or habanero peppers (just don't touch your eyes after you handle them!).




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  1. Ileana from

    Ooh! I’ve had apricot-habanero jam in the fridge for sandwiches and biscuits, and I love it. A mango version sounds great!

    • jeanine

      ooh, sounds like a delicious sandwich spread!

  2. I love a good mango salsa too, and you can never go wrong with black beans, avocado, and mango. One of my all-time fav combos!

    • jeanine

      definitely one of my top 5 combos 🙂

    • jeanine

      thanks! peaches or pineapple would be a good sub…

  3. Kiki from


  4. Yum! Mango salsa is, in my opinion, the superior salsa and black beans are the best beans (sorry, pinto!). This looks amazing.

  5. Pat

    Where do you get your tortillas? They look more like pita bread yum! What brand and store please,
    Thank you this looks delicious 😉

    • jeanine

      I just tried these for the first time (they’re delicious), a local brand called Paqui ( I got them at Whole Foods, but I’ve seen them all around Austin (I’m not sure if they’re sold outside of Texas).

  6. Delea

    Do you think the mango salsa could be made in advance? I’m going camping next weekend and would love to take some!

    • jeanine

      yep, definitely! It needs to be chilled, but would be fine in a cooler. If you’re going to add avocado, bring it separately and slice/mix it in just before you eat it.

  7. Yep, what’s there not to love about mango salsa? Or mango anything? Or salsa any style? Mixed with black beans in a taco is marvelous idea. You get points!

  8. Thanks for the warning on touching eyes after handling peppers – I have fallen into that before! These tacos look DELICIOUS, and super flavorful even without meat or cheese!

  9. Greg from

    Love the mango salsa!!! Yummm!!

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  10. Lea Andersen

    PERFECT! I’ll be trying this for my son, he loves mango and I bet he would like it as bread spread. This is a big help!

  11. Jessica

    We had this tonight and it was fantastic! We have eaten the last 7 meals or so exclusively from your website and have been thrilled with the large majority! We especially loved the sweet potato pear soup, the quinoa and kalamata olive salad, and the wheat berry and mushrooms with mirin. So, yummy!

  12. mango habanero jam!? delicious! is this the next pepper jelly? which I love with a little cream cheese! thanks for sharing!

    • jeanine

      it’s pretty awesome, I’ve gotta say 🙂 It would definitely be delicious with a little cream cheese.

  13. I love to read your posts and recipes. The photos you post make me really hungry. Thanks for sharing this recipe

  14. Sara Smith from

    Yummy! I love mango salsa. Thanks for your sharing! It makes me go to the kitchen right now 🙂

  15. Debby

    Great news for spicy jam lovers! I was browsing the Hatchery’s site and they sell the jam straight from the website as well as loads of other products!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! It looks so easy and delicious. I bet the salsa would also be delicious over some flaky fish or scooped with crispy tortilla chips.

  16. Sue33

    These Tacos are really tasty, excellent! Easy to make and have good flavor to them, you do not need cheese, good just plain.

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