Black Bean Chicken Salad

Refreshing and satisfying with its mix of beans, veggies, and chicken, this salad will be a winner on any day.


  • 6 cups torn lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, beans, tomatoes, green pepper, onion, and cheese.

  • 2

    In a blender or food processor, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; cover and process until smooth.

  • 3

    Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serves 4.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 298
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 672mg
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fiber: 10g

    Serving size: 2 cups salad with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette

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