Last weekend I took part in a game of Quidditch. Yes I am being utterly and completely serious I swear. It was exactly like the game from Harry Potter, except on a field with balls that don’t move by themselves. (Slightly deflated volleyballs and dodge balls to be exact)
The game is played on broomsticks just like in Harry Potter, except of course no flying is involved, just running around a field with a broom between your legs…aaaand yes it definitely is as weird as it sounds! It is also a full contact sport, so tackling someone for the Quaffle is definitely encouraged.
Apparently there are real life Quidditch leagues all around the world! Who knew right? The more you know…
What does Quidditch have to do with bean salad? Absolutely nothing, so onto Black Bean Salad!
The dark, damp, cold and rainy days are upon us here in Vancouver. Which are my favourite kind of days because it means scarves and soup and fuzzy socks and tea and all that good stuff.
But in the midst of all the hot soups and comforting pasta dishes my body craves the fresh foods of summer. The crunchy veggies, fresh flavours and light meals enjoyed in evenings where the sun is still up. So in comes this salad.
Fresh, crunchy, tasty and satisfying, this salad brings everything my body craves to the table. Heehee get it?
This salad packs great, so I love to make a big recipe to keep in the fridge so I can take it with me to school throughout the week.
BLACK BEAN SALAD WITH LIME DRESSING ~serves 4
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn
- 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro
- 1 16 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
Mix all ingredients together, and toss with Lime Dressing (below)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- The juice of 1/2 a lime
- 3 TB olive oil
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- pinch of both salt and pepper