Sunday, March 28, 2010

100th post! yay!

Black Bean Salad with Feta Cheese and Cilantro, made by my lovely twin, except for the cilantro, which I chopped myself, very confusedly and groggily, as I had just woken up, which made me feel very unaccomplished since Lola had already been up for 4 hours at that point.

Our grandfather loves to send us newspaper clippings, especially recipes. A few weeks ago he sent us a recipe for black bean and feta salad and we decided to make it. This is the first time we've actually made any of the recipes he's sent, but mark my words, it shall not be the last!

Black Bean Salad with Feta Cheese and Cilantro from the Florida Sun Sentinal
Serves 4 as a main dish
2 cups dried black beans or 4 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
*water, optional

*2 ounces pasteurized feta cheese, crumbled

*1 small red onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)

*1/4 cup fine-chopped cilantro

*2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

*3-4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
*salt and fresh ground black pepper (personally, we use only the finest black pepper, handpicked from the dining hall condiment station, in our recipes), to taste

Reserve 1 T feta. Combine the beans (cook them and let them cool down first if using dried beans), onions, cilantro, and the remaining cheese in a bowl. Add the olive oil, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, salt and pepper; mix well. Let the beans marinate 10 min and toss again. Correct the seasoning before serving, adding salt and additional lemon juice to taste. Garnish with reserved cheese.

P.S. I forgot to mention, in my haste to type the phrase "mark my words", that later I had this mixed with quinoa and it was very good that way too.


Mombre said...

MMM, looks great!!

Deanna said...

Congrats on the 100th post! I would imagine that warm this would make a great taco filling.

Anonymous said...

wow amazing meal! LOVE garnishing w. cheese :) yay for 100 posts!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Congrats on post 100! This looks absolutely delicious - will your Grandpa send me recipes, too? ;-)

Kerstin said...

Congrats on 100 posts! This salad looks like the perfect way to celebrate - yum!

Anonymous said...

thanks for stopping by squirrel bread, and bravo on 100! just hit that milestone myself. hard to believe there were already that many in such a short amount of time. it sure flies!