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Chicken & Black Bean Salad w Chipotle Ranch

Grilled Chicken & Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing | Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dinner #salad #recipe

I have had a marvelous Chipotle Cilantro ranch dressing from one of the local restaurants … I can’t quite recall which one, but I remember that yummy dressing. I found some amazing chipotle powder online, but I couldn’t find any fresh cilantro at the grocery store. Ah well, next time I will have to add the cilantro!

This salad is made with leftover chicken from the Garlic Greek Yogurt Chicken Kebabs. I just had to try some of that juicy chicken on a salad. It tasted so good, I made myself one to take to work for lunch the next day.

Grilled Chicken & Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Ranch

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: as many as you like!

Grilled Chicken & Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Ranch


    For the dressing:
  • 1/3 c. light mayonnaise
  • 1/3 c. low fat milk
  • 1 - 2 fresh cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons fresh basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Several fresh parsley leaves or ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • A few fresh dill twigs or ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 - 1 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 2 green onions (tops only) or a handful of fresh chives
  • 1/4 c. nonfat Greek yogurt
  • For the salad:
  • Mixed greens and/or chopped romaine
  • Grilled chicken (for the Garlic Greek Yogurt chicken marinade, see this recipe), chopped
  • Black beans, heated
  • Yellow & red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, roasted sunflower seeds, fried tortilla strips, cooked sweet corn, fresh avocado chunks


  1. To make the dressing, whir together all ingredients EXCEPT the yogurt in a handi chopper or food processor until the herbs are well chopped and all is mixed well. Pour into a bowl and stir in the yogurt. Add milk to thin to the desired consistency.
  2. For the salad: fill your salad plate/bowl with greens. top with hot chicken and black beans, then sprinkle with cherry tomatoes & red onion. Add other toppings as desired. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy!


Prep & cook time doesn't include the chicken cooking time.

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Grilled Chicken & Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing | Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dinner #salad #recipe

This recipe was shared at Weekend Potluck, Our Sunday BestRecipe Sharing MondayMunching Monday, Tasty TuesdaySimple Supper Tuesday, Thursday Favorite ThingsWeekend Social, The Weekend Re-TreatLovely Ladies Linky, Hearth & Soul Bloghop and Let’s Get Real.

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8 Responses

  1. Tis the season for grilled chicken salads and this one looks really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    April 27, 2014 at 11:23 am

    • Ann

      Thank you Lea Ann!

      April 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm

  2. Yummy salad! Love the flavours in the dressing. Thank you for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

    April 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

  3. Since all my diet restrictions, I eat tons of salads now! Love adding beans, such great protein! Your salad looks gorgeous! Hugs, Terra

    April 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

  4. Delicious can colorful black bean salad love those chipotle ranch.

    May 5, 2014 at 10:07 am

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