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Black Bean Chicken Salad Recipe

Black Bean Chicken Salad Recipe

A refreshing mix of beans, garden veggies and chicken is tossed with a light lime vinaigrette in this satisfying salad that's sure to be a winner on hot summer days! Jean Ecos of Harland, Wisconsin shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive 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

Directions

  • 1. In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, beans, tomatoes, green pepper, onion and cheese. In a blender or food processor, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 cups salad with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette) equals 298 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.