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Mango, Chicken and Black Bean Salad

by Giada
Prep Time
10 minutes
Serves
6
Beginner
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Mango, Chicken and Black Bean Salad

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Give the old chicken salad standby some tropical flare! Mango, black beans, cucumber, mint, and a creamy lime dressing make this super-flavorful salad a great make-ahead lunch for work or get-togethers.
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Mango, Chicken and Black Bean Salad

Servings

6

Prep Time

10 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

    For The Salad:

  • 2 cups 1/2-inch diced cooked skinless chicken breast
  • 1 large mango (peeled, seeded, and cut into small cubes (about 1 1/2 cups))
  • 2 4-ounce Persian or pickling cucumbers, scrubbed and cut into small cubes
  • 1 15-ounce can  black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds (toasted)
  • 1/2 lightly packed cup fresh mint leaves
  • For the Dressing:

  • Grated zest of 1 large lime
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from 2-3 large limes)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared in Giada's Feel Good Food.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, mango, cucumbers, black beans, almonds and mint leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime zest, lime juice, honey, mustard, mint, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Add the almond butter and whisk until the dressing is smooth and thickened.
  4. Add the dressing to the salad and toss to combine. Serve chilled.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
6
per serving
Calories
0
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
44 grams
Protein
28 grams
Fat
16 grams
Saturated Fat
2 grams
Cholestrol
55 milligrams
Sodium
481 milligrams
Fiber
10 grams
Sugar
24 grams
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