I love quinoa. I love black beans. And I love cumin. So, I thought, what's not to love about this recipe?
I made the salad early in the day and then let the bowl sit in the refrigerator until our late dinner, so the flavors would have a chance to develop. And it was good, and satisfying, and refreshing. But still, it was missing some kind of oomph for me. Maybe a little more lime juice? I think that would be good. Maybe even some more cumin. I don't think the agave was necessary at all, and I'd probably leave that out next time.
There were mixed reviews from the family; El Hombre said it was good. As for the girls, it was the opposite from last night's dinner: SweetPea just kind of pushed things around on her plate, while SweetPotato gobbled her portion right up. I made little baby corncakes to go along with the salad, and everyone seemed to enjoy those.
My dad is coming to visit for a few days - anyone have suggestions on which recipes to try out on him? He's certainly no vegetarian, but he's not necessarily averse to meatless meals, either. I was thinking the Chipotle Lentil Burgers sound good... any other ideas?