Black Bean Chicken Salad

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

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

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]
[ingredients-left]

  • 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

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[ingredients-right]

  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

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[ingredients-list title=”Lime Vinaigrette” serving_size=””]
[ingredients-left]

  • 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

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[ingredients-right]

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=””]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, beans, tomatoes, green pepper, onion, and cheese. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] In a blender or food processor, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; cover and process until smooth. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serves 4.[/step-item]

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[nutrition-info calories=”298″ calories_fat=”” fat=”9g” sat_fat=”3g” choles=”55mg” sodium=”672mg” carbs=”26g” sugars=”” protein=”28g” fiber=”10g”]

    Serving size: 2 cups salad with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette

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      Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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