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Black Bean Chicken Salad

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.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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
  • 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 zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 298 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 672mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 10g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

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  • maryb4
    Aug 21, 2012

    This is such a great salad, great when summer vegetables are in season

  • scubacas
    Jul 29, 2010

    This was very refreshing and the dressing was very good. The prep work took quite a long time; but it was well worth it!

  • KimW62
    Mar 31, 2010

    Loved this!!!