Like most of you out there, my family needs recipes that can be made in 15 minutes, and don’t take lots of off-the-wall ingredients. Yes, I know I’m a chef, but we like quick and easy sometimes too, and this recipe delivers!
Simply toss together lettuce, black beans, red onion, red pepper, and tomato in a bowl, blend together a quick vinaigrette, top with shredded cheese, precooked chicken, and sour cream, and your set! Add in some tortilla chips for crunch and you’ve got a meal!
Black Bean and Chicken Taco Salad
¼ cup chopped seeded tomato
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP cider vinegar
1 tsp grated lime zest
1 TBSP fresh lime juice
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
8 cups chopped iceberg(or iceberg and romaine mix)
1 ½ cups chopped ready to eat chicken breast
1 cup chopped tomato
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup chopped red onion
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (15oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups tortilla chips
To prepare vinaigrette, combine first 11 ingredients in food processor or blender and puree until smooth. To prepare salad, combine lettuce and remaining ingredients except chips in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette; toss well to coat. Serve with chips. Serves 4.
P.S. Thanks to my husband, Joe for photographing his dinner last night!