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Southwestern Black Bean and Lettuce Salad with Salsa Verde Dressing Recipe
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Southwestern Black Bean and Lettuce Salad with Salsa Verde Dressing Recipe

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You won't even miss the meat in this satisfying salad chock-full of beans, veggies and mouthwatering Southwest flavor. —Heather Carroll, Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 277 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 439 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Pour over salad mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Taco Salad with a Twist in Healthy Cooking June/July 2011, p41

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 277 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 439 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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