Friday, March 9, 2012

Chipotle Black and Kidney Bean Taco Salad

I don't usually make fancy salads.  A dressed up salad for me might be throwing in 1/2 cup chickpeas, a chunk of broccoli and bottled dressing.

So of course I was excited to try this salad.  All the flavors of a taco, in a delicious, crispy salad.  The dressing was perfect!  Careful on the chipotle, taste as you go so it's not too spicy! 

I made this vegetarian but feel free to add cooked chicken if you have some.

Chipotle Black and Kidney Bean Salad
Adapted from Black Girls Guide to Weight Loss

1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp. minced chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce (start small, it's spicy!)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. salt

4 - 5 cups shredded lettuce
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, peeled and diced
1/3 cup red onion, sliced in rings
1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed

Prepare dressing by combining all the ingredients and stirring well.

Combine the lettuce, beans and remaining veggies in a large bowl.  Drizzle dressing over salad, toss to coat.  Serve immediately. 

Total calories = 1200 calories
4 servings = 400 calories per serving

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  1. What a beautiful picture! The plate goes so well with the salad. :) I love me some taco salads and this one sounds great. I like heat.

  2. Another good recipe! thanks!

  3. That looks delicious, I love taco salads but they are usually so full of fat.

  4. This looks so delicious!! I love Mexican food and this looks perfect for my new weightloss plan!!

  5. Your salad sounds delicious, and good for you too. I love the spiciness!

  6. What a healthy and tasty dinner salad! Who needs chicken with all those beans? YUM!Great dressing!

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  8. I love taco salads. Your recipe looks especially delicious! Thanks for sharing it with the Gallery.