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Forbidden Rice and Mango Salad [Vegan]

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Forbidden black rice folded in with fresh mango chunks and refreshing cucumbers, beautiful red bell peppers to add color and spiced with jalapeno peppers and flavored with mint and some lime zest for citrus tinge. It's so easy to make too! Within minutes the meal was ready and I fell in love with it in the first bite. I felt energetic, refreshed, and delighted.

Forbidden Rice and Mango Salad [Vegan]

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  • 2 cups forbidden black rice (cooked and cooled)
  • 1 ½ cup ripe mango chunks
  • 1 cup cucumbers (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup red bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup red onion (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. jalapeno peppers (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. mint leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp crushed black pepper


  1. Cook black rice as per the package instructions.
  2. In a salad bowl combine all the ingredients and mix very well.
  3. Let it stand for 2 minutes before serving.

Nutrional Information

Fat 2g, Carbs 69g, Protein 7g


Lemon zest and lemon juice can also be used if desired.

Make sure to follow the package instructions for cooking black rice properly.

Fresh or frozen mango chunks can be used.

Does not use pickled jalapeno or else the salad with become sour. I used fresh jalapeno peppers.

If jalapeno peppers are not available green chilies can also be used.





Healthy and meat-free Indian dishes for the entire family. I’m Gunjan Dudani, founder of Kiipfit, where I share some of my healthy recipes and health tips which can be incorporated into our daily lives. After losing about 65 pounds in a year’s time naturally and in my endeavor of setting a healthy lifestyle example to my daughter I learned the importance of being healthy, fit, and active and explored the great potential of healthy food ingredients and hence I started blogging to share my journey with you all.



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