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Chipotle Black Bean Salad

The Best Blog Recipes: Chipotle Black Bean Salad

Apr 3, 2013

Chipotle Black Bean Salad


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Oh my goodness.. my lunch today was so tasty!  If you are a regular reader of The Best Blog Recipes you probably already know that I've been on a journey to lose weight and that I'm down 50 pounds (you can read my story here)!  Each and every day I have to make healthy decisions about the things I am going to eat  and sometimes it's pretty darn challenging.

I love mexican food and get serious don't mess with me cravings.  But my mexican food cravings come with some seriously unhealthy eating habits too.  I could eat my weight in chips & salsa and don't get me started on tortillas & rice. 

See my problem you guys.

I'm a mexican food-a-holic!   

I've never been much of a salad eater either until recently.  I've figured out that you can do a lot more with salad then just dump some ranch dressing on it.

So I've been busy experimenting and have come up with some pretty amazing salad recipes.  One of my favorites is Chipotle Black Bean Salad for lunch!  Yummy!

Chipotle Black Bean Salad Recipe Ingredients
(this recipe makes 2 large salads) 

Mixed Salad Greens
1 can of black beans, cooked & drained
1/2 teaspoon Mexican Chipotle Chilie Pepper Seasoning
1/4 seasoning garlic salt
4-5 tablespoons salsa, divided
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup shredded monterey/colby jack cheese
5 strips of turkey bacon, cooked & slightly cooled
1 cup of mushrooms, chopped



Directions
Bring your black beans to a boil in a small sauce pan.  Add your Chipotle Chilie Pepper & garlic salt seasonings.  Cook until beans are tender, about 5 minutes.  Drain the beans and let cool for about 5 minutes so that they don't "cook" your lettuce... because that's yuckie when that happens.  Found that one out the hard way :(

* Make sure to divide everything evenly when assembling your salads.  

Put your mixed greens on a plate. Top the mixed greens with your cooled black beans & turkey bacon.  Add your mushrooms, green onions and shredded cheese. 

Top the salad with about 2-3 tablespoons of salsa depending on how much you like.  It goes a long way so be careful not to put too much on. 

Hope you enjoy this salad as much as I did! 



We've been busy sharing this recipe on many different blog link parties! For a complete list of where we like to party please visit the "Link Parties" tab at the top of the page :)



I'd also love for you to read about my amazing weight loss journey that I've been on over the past few months....  and check out my before & after weight loss pictures by visiting my other site










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23 Comments:

At April 3, 2013 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Winnie said...

It looks and sounds terrific
I'm a vegetarian so I will replace the meat with soy-meat (I love it, it's very tasty)

 
At April 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Cindy Eikenberg said...

Hi Shauna, this looks delicious! Always on the lookout for new salads to try - thanks for sharing the recipe, am pinning! Have a wonderful week! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

 
At April 3, 2013 at 6:10 PM , Blogger Scary @ Shaffer Sisters said...

This looks really good. I look forward to trying this healthy Mexican feast

 
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At April 4, 2013 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Michelle said...

YUM!!! I love beans, any kind and this looks FAB and easy!! :) Michelle

 
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At April 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM , Blogger Jennifer Hughes said...

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At April 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM , Blogger amy mayen said...

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At April 4, 2013 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Melanie Miller said...

That looks so good, I just had to Pin it!

I am over here from Thumpin' Thursdays blog hop, and I can't wait to see more - though I think it is going to make me hungry!

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At April 4, 2013 at 6:54 PM , OpenID organicgelly said...

EEK! I made a similar salsa the other day, but with garbanzo beans. So tasty! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing

 
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At April 5, 2013 at 8:51 AM , Blogger Laurie@SimplyCreatingHome said...

Looks wonderful and healthy! I love using beans for protein on my salads. I'll be pinning!

 
At April 6, 2013 at 1:27 PM , Anonymous Deanna Ritz said...

This looks really good. Thank you. :)

 
At April 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM , Blogger Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

I am also on a quest to lose weight as well as go gluten/sugar free. It's painful, but this looks so yummy. Thanks for the new recipe to try!

 
At April 9, 2013 at 11:47 PM , Blogger Margaret Reed said...

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At April 10, 2013 at 8:18 AM , Blogger Emily Thompson said...

Yummy! This looks awesome! I don't eat meat, so this would be perfect for me :o) I came over from Ginger Snap... but I would love for you to link up to my party too! It will be open for another day :o)
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At April 10, 2013 at 1:35 PM , Anonymous Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen said...

Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

 
At April 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Brandy, April, and Amanda said...

This looks delicious. I love black beans but my family doesn't care for them so this will be a perfect meal for when they are gone. Yum!


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At April 17, 2013 at 1:11 AM , Blogger cody said...

Perfect combination of ingredients. I served this to my husband last night,with our grilled salmon. I also triedtarte aux pommes en video from Gourmandia and I loved this recipe.

 

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