Black Bean and Chicken Salad
This flavorful salad with lime dressing is great to make with leftover chicken—a tangy, no-cook meal made in minutes! Serve with bread and sliced fruit.
- 3 1/3 cups black beans, canned, rinsed and drained (two 15-ounce cans)
- 2 cups boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked, diced
- 1 1/2 cups celery, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 cup red onion, chopped
- 6 lettuce leaves
- Dressing:1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (or fresh chopped parsley)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 dash Tabasco sauce
- Prepare dressing: In a jar or small bowl, combine lime juice, oil, cilantro, salt, pepper, and Tabasco. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine black beans, chicken, celery, red pepper, and onion. Pour dressing over bean mixture and toss well. Salad should marinate for 30 minutes before serving.
- Toss salad before serving and place on a bed of lettuce.
Calories from Fat 107 (28%)
(19%)Total Fat 12g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(68%)Dietary Fiber 17g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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