We really never should judge by appearances, should we? And yet, this salad is so pretty, so esthetically pleasing, that I can't help admiring it. I'm one step away from singing to it: you are so beautiful to me, can't you see? A little while ago I was on the morning news, talking about New Year's resolutions and plant-based diets, and to illustrate different protein sources I took a variety of jarred salads into the studio. This Mexican beauty attracted the most attention; I received a number of emails later asking how to make it.
The good news is that this scrumptious salad with zesty lime dressing is a snap to make. In fact, if you have leftover rice, you could pull this together in under ten minutes. Beautiful and easy! That sounds like a punchline to a joke that I am not going to make.
Ah, but this salad is more than just a pretty face! If you're looking for a perfect lunch, the global staple of beans and rice can scarcely be improved upon. Beans and rice are not only good sources of protein, but they also work together to make a complete protein - something vegetarians need to keep in mind. Together with fresh vegetables, this salad is chock-full of vitamins, iron, and fibre. It is the kind of lunch that will keep you from collapsing at your desk at three o'clock, or fall prey to hunger-induced grumpiness while carpooling to after-school activities.
For the dressing