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Servings: 6
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.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 378
  Calories from Fat 107 (28%)
(19%)Total Fat 12g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(13%)Cholesterol 40mg
(23%)Sodium 550mg
(49%)Potassium 1719mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(68%)Dietary Fiber 17g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(59%)Protein 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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