Black beans, yams, and quinoa come together beautifully in this filling and colorful salad. Onion, bell pepper, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, and Mexican seasoning team up to provide the lively flavors. A crowd-pleasing dish, perfect for parties and potlucks!Print
Above: When buying Mexican or taco-style seasoning, look for blends in the spice aisle, not as a “Taco Seasoning Mix” packet, as these packets often contain ingredients that are not healthful, such as MSG, aspartame, oil, sugar, salt, milk, and "natural flavorings" (which is a sneaky way of hiding ingredients). The bottom label is from a jar of seasoning, and is preferable to the two top labels, which are from "Taco Seasoning Mix" packets. Always read ingredient labels before you buy.
Above: If you want to be creative in your presentation, firmly press some salad into a 1-cup measuring cup or very small bowl, and invert it onto a plate.