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Black Bean-Taco Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Randy Mayor
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 2 cups salad and 1 cup chips)
With chicken, cheddar cheese, and black beans, this Southwestern-influenced salad needs nothing on the side except some iced tea. Fresh lime gives it a citrusy counterpunch.

Ingredients

  • Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Salad:
  • 8 cups thinly sliced iceberg lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped ready-to-eat roasted skinned, boned chicken breast (about 2 breasts)
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups fat-free baked tortilla chips (about 4 ounces)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 402
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 12.6 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 6.5 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 24.5 g
  • carbohydrate 51.6 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 35 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 861 mg
  • calcium 236 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare vinaigrette, combine first 11 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process until smooth.

    Chef's Knife
    Photo: Oxmoor House
  2. To prepare salad, combine lettuce and remaining ingredients except chips in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette; toss well to coat. Serve with chips.