Friday, February 05, 2010

Delightful Black Bean Taco Salad

Last night as I started making dinner, I posted a Facebook status about the salad I was making. My husband commented right away about when he would be home. Then, I had several requests for the recipe. So, as any good blogger would do, I took a few pictures a long the way so I could post the recipe on my blog.

This salad is delightful. The first time I made it all of my family, minus my 2 year old, loved it (that's an 8 yr old, 6 yr old, and 4 yr old plus my husband). It was a hit. One of my boys decided he didn't love it last night. He still ate it and barely complained.

It takes a little bit of time to chop everything up. Other than that, it is simple to make. It has an outstanding flavor.

Black Bean Taco Salad

Vinaigrette
(I doubled the vinaigrette because we like it so much.)

1/4 cup chopped seeded tomato
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 T Olive Oil
1 T Cider Vinegar
1 tsp grated lime rind
1 T lime juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 garlic clove

Mix together, set aside.


Salad
lettuce
roasted chicken (The first time I used grilled chicken; last night I used rotisserie chicken.)
1 can black beans
1 can chopped tomato
1 cup chopped bell pepper (I used a green and red combination)
1 cup finely chopped onion (I skipped this b/c my kids don't love onions)
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese (I added a bit more)

Mix salad together, pour vinaigrette on top and toss.




Serve with Tortilla Chips. (I broke my chips up and ate them in the salad.)



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13 comments:

Kimberly said...

yummy, thanks for posting!

Trisha said...

yum! gonna try it! thanks.

RLR said...

Oh, my! This may make an appearance in one of my lunches very soon! (Once it warms up - it's rainy here and the temp just dropped to around freezing again. Ugh!)

Ann Kroeker said...

That looks so good and so *fresh*! I had a similar but less fresh salad yesterday. You've inspired me to kick it up a notch!

Seth said...

It is SO great! I had forgotten about it until I tasted it last night. thanks for making it- you're wonderful!

MiMi said...

That looks SO GOOD!

Foursons said...

I am wanting to make this. Yummy!

He & Me + 3 said...

Seriously...that looks so yummy. I wish we lived closer. YUM

3LittleMonkeys said...

That looks great! I want some right now! I make a similar taco salad, except with beef. I'll have to try it with roasted chicken!

McCrakensx4 said...

Oh that looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

That looks delicious!! I've been meaning to stop by and tell you thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jessica said...

That looks yummy! I'm starting weight watchers and I think that would work perfectly! thanks for the recipe!

sarah said...

this looks and sounds yummy! I am adding this to one of my recipes to try!! thanks!