Rotini and Chicken Caprese Salad (with black beans)
1/2 a tomato
3 large basil leaves, torn into a few pieces per leaf
a few slices of fresh mozarella
1/4 cup black beans
1/2 a chicken breast
1 serving rotini pasta
~ cook the chicken in a pan over medium heat, in olive oil, seasoned with lemon pepper, cut into smaller pieces while cooking
~ cook rotini as instructed
~ slice half the tomato and set aside on a plate
~ put a slice of mozarella on each tomato slice, and top with torn basil leaves
~ place rotini on a plate (or shallow bowl), add the chicken, and then place the tomato/moz/basil slices on top of it all
~ I like to sprinkle on some black beans just for fun, but you don't need to do this.
~ drizzle with a light dressing, preferably a balsamic vinaigrette, and some more olive oil if desired. black pepper as well.