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Chicken, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad*

1/2 package (3 oz) grilled chicken strips, diced
1/2 Tbsp lime juice
3/4 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 (14-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 Tbsp red bell pepper, finely chopped
pinch of minced garlic
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of ground black pepper
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
3/4 tsp chopped cilantro
1/2 avocado (4 oz), halved

Place the lime juice in a large bowl and gradually whisk in the oil. Stir in the beans, bell pepper, garlic, salt, black pepper, and pepper flakes (optional). Correct seasoning to taste. Add the diced chicken strips, and top with the cilantro. Mix well. Slice avocado and serve beside scoops of chicken and bean salad.

Time-Saver: Make the chicken and bean salad a day or night ahead without the cilantro or avocado. Slice the avocado and add cilantro immediately before serving.

Serves 2

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