Black Bean & Mango Salsa Cups

May 24, 2012 by Ali

Some of the first appetizers I decided to make for our “Spring Into Summer” party last week were these little “Black Bean & Mango Salsa Cups”. The recipe could not have been simpler — just a yummy mango and black bean salsa popped into baked wonton cups. Easy, cute, fresh, and delicious. Well, apparently the guys in the room had a different spin on “cute”…

Derek: “Dude, what are these little things? They’re really good!”

Other guys in room: “They look like little claws.” ”Yeah, man, like talons!” ”With salsa!”

Derek: “So they’re like RO*TEL talons. RO*TALONS!!!!”

Thus blogosphere, I introduce to you cute little salsa cups. Or Ro*Talons. :)

Black Bean & Mango Salsa Cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: about 30 wonton cups


  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 1 can RO*TEL diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
  • 1 can whole-kernel corn
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the wonton "cups" by gently pressing each wrapper down into a mini-baking cup, careful to be sure that the corners are folded out and not in. Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until the cups are firm and slightly golden.

Meanwhile, stir together all remaining salsa ingredients in a bowl until combined. Once the wonton cups are ready, spoon the salsa into each cup, and serve immediately.

Ali’s Tip:

Feel free to substitute in any of your favorite chunky salsa recipes with these! Just be sure that the salsas are well-drained, otherwise the bottoms of the wonton cups will get soggy.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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20 thoughts on “Black Bean & Mango Salsa Cups

  1. What adorable little appys! Love Rotel :) These look great and the name is genius :)

    - Aggie

  2. It looks very delicious great, I have tried so many recipes from your site and i have loved every single one of them.I couldn’t possibly resist it. Just gonna try this recipe too …

    - Chris

  3. Love this idea for a health appetizer! The combo sounds delish!

    - Jessica

  4. These are freakishly adorable! I’ll have to make them at my next BBQ.

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  5. These are so fun and festive! Love the colors and all the ingredients you used, Ali. These would be such a big hit at my spring parties!

    - Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking


    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  7. This is so my kind of salsa. Love the sweet/savory combo!

    - Cassie

  8. Wanton wrappers are my favorite things ever. You can do some many creative things with them! I never thought of this though–very cool!

    - Lauren