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If you haven’t tried quinoa, you’re missing out. It’s healthy, refreshing, and makes for a great snack. Make a batch Sunday night and it will keep through the week.
1. Cook the quinoa and water in a covered saucepan over medium for about 12-15 minutes. (Cook just as you would rice and follow the directions on whichever quinoa box or bag you choose to use.) Allow quinoa to cool.
2. While the quinoa is cooking, drain the black beans in a strainer and give them a quick rinse under the faucet. Shake dry and put into a large bowl. Pat them with a paper towel to dry them out further if they are still really wet.
3. Add thawed corn to the bowl, all the finely chopped bell peppers, and chopped cilantro. (Add as much as you like. I use about a handful.) Again, pat dry with a paper towel if everything is still a little too damp.
4. In a second bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour onto quinoa and toss. I always like to taste and add more salt/pepper and lime juice. Enjoy!
Note: In the picture I used red, yellow, and orange bell peppers. You can really play with this recipe and use whichever colors you prefer.
For broccoli and blue cheese haters this salad will change your life!
This refreshing chopped salad was so tasty, my girls and I were fighting over the last serving. If you’ve never had jicama, it’s a slightly sweet, mild flavored, very moist and very crunchy root vegetable from Mexico. It’s also very high in fiber and Vitamin C. I can buy precooked barley in the freezer section of my grocery store. If you can’t find the precooked variety, I share simple cooking instructions below.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!