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Chicken, corn and black bean salad

15 minutes
4 servings
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This Southwest staple is a rainbow of color and flavors. Cubed turkey or tofu could stand in for the chicken.
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3 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, visible fat removed, cut into bite-size pieces
1 (15-oz.) drained can black beans, rinsed
1 (15-oz.) drained can corn
4 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 small red onion, minced
For the dressing
¼ cup fat-free vinaigrette
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 level tsp. sugar substitute (optional)
Large pinch cayenne pepper
1 lemon or lime, scrubbed


  1. Mix the chicken, tomatoes, black beans, corn, and red onion in a large bowl.
  2. For the dressing: Put the vinaigrette, cilantro, sugar substitute (if using), salt, black and cayenne pepper to taste in a screw top jar. Cut the lemon or lime into thick slices, squeeze in the juice and add a couple of the squeezed slices to the jar. Shake well and pour over the salad, leaving the squeezed citrus slices behind.
  3. Cover and chill the salad until ready to serve. Taste, adding more lemon or lime and salt, if needed.