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Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Salad

This southwest chicken and black bean salad in a mason jar layers bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, and cheese! If you don’t have a mason jar, you can use any container with a lid or even make it fresh as you go!

Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Salad

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By: Team Beachbody
Posted in: Dinner, Lunch, Salads, Sides
Servings
4 servings
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
None

Ingredient:

  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 3 cups sliced orange bell peppers
  • 3 cups sliced red bell peppers
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 3 cups sliced grilled chicken breast
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. To make dressing, combine vinegar, lemon juice, and lemon pepper in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.

  2. Slowly add oil while whisking; mix well. Evenly divide dressing between 4 one-quart Mason jars. Set aside.

  3. Evenly layer beans, bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, chicken, cheese, and cilantro on top of dressing in jars.

  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Shake before serving.

Recipe Notes

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Calories: 435 Total Fat: 14g Carbohydrates: 33g Protein: 43g

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