After getting off to a shaky start several years ago, my relationship with quinoa has blossomed into something beautiful. I find that its mild, nutty flavor goes well with pretty much everything and I love dressing it up in various costumes.
This simple salad has a decidedly southwestern feel to it – black beans, sweet corn, crunchy red peppers and a generous dose of fresh cilantro, lime juice and cumin. Mmmmmm….
It’s easy, tasty, filling and remarkably good for you — what’s not to love, eh? Although I did not have any on hand when I made my salad, I’ve included tomatoes and feta cheese in the recipe below as they’d both be very welcome additions.
I’d write more but our son keeps waking up at an ungodly hour in the morning so I am feeling a bit less lyrical than usual and also need to keep things short so I can go research toddler alarm clocks – a brilliant invention designed to keep your child in bed longer by telling them when it’s okay to get up and when they need to sit tight because it’s only, say, 4:45 AM…
Next: the recipe