Category Archives: salad

Black Bean and Corn Chicken Taco Salad

This is a quick and easy meal for one of those busy summer evenings when you don’t have a lot of time or want to heat up the kitchen.


  • 4 chicken breast pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning (we use Frontier)
  • coconut oil for pan, if you’re not grilling
  • 1/8 c. finely diced red onion
  • 1-15 ounce can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch chili powder
  • 1/4 c. cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 organic Romaine Hearts, washed and cut
  • 1-15 ounce jar Black Bean and Corn salsa (for grain-free, use regular salsa)
  • sour cream
  • avocado, diced


  1. In a medium sized bowl, gently fold the cumin, chili powder, cilantro, and lime juice with the black beans.
  2. Season chicken breast pieces with taco seasoning.
  3. Either grill or pan cook the chicken breasts until the thickest part reaches 170 degrees F; let rest about 10 minutes, then cut into strips.
  4. To serve, layer the lettuce, black bean mixture, salsa, avocado, chicken, and sour cream.

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Creamy Thai “Peanut” Dressing (Dairy-free, Nut-free)

This Creamy Thai “Peanut” Dressing (made with sunflower seed butter) by Detoxinista (adapted from Once Upon a Chef) is amazing!

1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon tamari, soy sauce, or coconut aminos
3 tablespoons honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup water, or more for a thinner consistency