Since I've started this food blog I've found that I'm constantly tempted to try to stage exotic and elaborate dishes when it comes to planning meals, but this temptation often comes crashing with a resounding thud against the scheduling demands of modern life. But I take comfort — not pleasure, mind you, that would be mean — in the fact that there's lots of other people like me who often need just to make a nourishing dinner without too much fuss and bother. And so I'd like to think that some of my simpler and less fancy dishes are just what a lot of you like to see.
Fortunately it's easy to sustain yourself on simple fare without losing flavor, and this kidney bean and quinoa salad packed with good carbohydrates and proteins meets those requirements. You can make this as a side dish for a more elaborate luncheon or dinner, but it makes a terrific no-fuss supper on its own when time is at a premium.
|Red Kidney Bean and Quinoa Salad|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on May 16, 2008
Simple and nourishing, this colorful red bean, quinoa and corn salad is a complete meal in itself, served warm or cold