Black Beans and Greens

Fresh and colorful veggies join black beans in this flavor-packed side-dish salad made with a hint of citrus - ready in just 10 minutes!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 6

3
tablespoons fat-free Italian dressing
1/2
teaspoon grated lime peel
1
tablespoon lime juice
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1
can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
3 1/2
cups mixed salad greens (about half of 10-oz bag)
1
medium tomato, cut into wedges
1/2
avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped (1/3 cup)

  • 1 In 1-cup measuring cup, mix dressing, lime peel, lime juice and cilantro.
  • 2 In large bowl, toss beans, salad greens and tomato. Stir in dressing mixture until salad is coated. Top with avocado.

Expert Tips

For added crunch, divide salad among six plates and arrange baked tortilla chips around the edge of each plate.

Avocados contain vitamin E, an antioxidant thought to help protect against heart disease and some types of cancer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.