Caribbean Chicken and Black Bean Salad

Fresh, colorful veggies join spiced-up chicken and canned black beans in this flavor-packed salad.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Spicy Lime Dressing

1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon honey
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
to 3 drops red pepper sauce

Salad

2
cups cut-up cooked chicken
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium avocado, peeled and chopped
1
small yellow summer squash, chopped
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
Leaf lettuce

  • 1 In tightly covered container, shake all dressing ingredients until well blended.
  • 2 In large bowl, toss all salad ingredients except lettuce. Pour dressing over salad; toss. Serve on lettuce leaves.

Expert Tips

Fresh cilantro is actually the leaf of the coriander seed. Coriander--a tiny, round, aromatic spice--is used most often in baking and tastes nothing like its fresh and fragrant cilantro leaves.

If you don't have much time, pick up a roasted chicken from the deli. One roasted chicken will yield about 2 to 2 1/2 cups of cut-up chicken.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
170 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19 g
19 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
60 mg
60 %;
Sodium
500 mg
500 %;
Total Carbohydrate
31 g
31 %
(Dietary Fiber
8 g
8 %
),
Protein
27 g
27 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
18%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 3 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.