BM# 76: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: Picnic Hamper
Dish: Quinoa Black bean Salad
My theme for this week’s Blogging Marathon is recipes for a ‘Picnic Hamper’. It’s almost that time of the year where the weather is going to be picnic perfect. So I’m going to help you out a little bit with my picnic friendly dishes this week.First up is this colorful and healthy Quinoa black bean salad. This is a quick and easy to make dish that takes less than 30 minutes to put together. It is a great salad to serve at room temperature and can in fact benefit from it in terms of flavors getting a chance to mingle, which makes it perfect to bring to a picnic.
Adding black beans to quinoa gives a double dose of protein to this dish. You can sub black beans with chickpeas and may be add curry powder instead of ground cumin to give the dish an Indian twist. Or add some chopped dill, cucumber and feta cheese to make a Greek inspired salad.Today’s recipe is adapted from this Superfood Black bean & Quinoa Salad. I made it quite a few times already and I love it. You can get as creative as you want with the number and variety of veggies added. I have tried the dish with grated carrot, finely diced cucumber, radish etc.,