Chicken Macaroni Salad with Chipotles and Black Beans

  • Yield: servings


2cups uncooked elbow macaroni
2cups cooked chicken, diced
1-- (15-ounce) can black beans rinsed and drained
1-- avocado peeled, pitted and diced
1small red onion, minced
2tablespoons garlic, minced
2-- 3 chipotle chiles in adobo, drained and minced
3/4cup mayonnaise
1/4cup extra virgin olive oil
2tablespoons fresh lime juice
1tablespoon Dijon mustard
1teaspoon dried oregano
2teaspoons ground cumin
1teaspoon salt


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; rinse and drain. In a large bowl, gently stir together the macaroni, chicken, black beans, avocado, onion, garlic and chiles; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and all remaining ingredients. Pour over macaroni mixture; gently toss to coat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.