Southwestern Three-Bean Salad with Chicken
  • ¼cup red wine vinegar
  • 1tablespoon lime juice
  • 1teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1tablespoon sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼cup grated Parmesan
  • ¼cup avocado oil or olive oil
  • ¼teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼teaspoon pepper
  • 1tablespoon avocado oil or ghee
  • pounds organic skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed
  • 1cup halved grape tomatoes
  • ½ small red onion, diced (nearly ½ cup)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 avocados, diced, divided
  • ¼teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 serrano pepper, sliced into rounds
  1. Make the dressing: Combine vinegar, lime juice, cumin, adobo sauce and garlic in a food processor; pulse until combined. Add Parmesan, and pulse once or twice. While processor is running, slowly add oil, salt and pepper until combined.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. In a bowl, toss chicken breasts in about 1 tablespoon dressing. Cook chicken in skillet for 4–6 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove to cool, and then cut into cubes.
  3. To the same pan, add bell pepper and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine rinsed beans, cooked bell pepper, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, smoked paprika, cumin, one diced avocado, ¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper. Drizzle with remaining dressing, and toss. Taste, and adjust seasoning.
  5. To serve, scoop about 1½ cups bean mixture into each serving bowl. Top with diced chicken, remaining diced avocado and a few serrano pepper rounds.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Three-Bean Salad with Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 723 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 32g
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 894mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 94g 31%
Dietary Fiber 32g 128%
Sugars 9g
Protein 56g 112%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 723 cal, 48g fat (32g mono, 8g poly, 8g sat), 77mg chol, 894mg sodium, 94g carb (32g fiber, 9g sugars), 56g protein