Salad Season Is Here

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Yes, salads are year-round staples, but when the weather turns warm, they take on a more prominent position on menus.

Whether it’s a quick side for the weeknight family dinner or a picnic or potluck, this Southwestern Bean & Quinoa combination is a delicious, good-for-you choice that’s as easy as 1-2-3.

First cook up some quinoa; it’s simple and will be ready in about 15 minutes. While it cooks, chop and slice the vegetables and whisk up the cilantro-lime dressing. Next comes READ Southwestern Bean Salad, the secret ingredient that adds great flavor and saves tons of time in the kitchen. Combine the zesty Tex-Mex seasoned mixture of black beans, kidney beans, corn and hominy with the quinoa and veggies, add the aromatic dressing, toss and go.

Serve it as a meatless main dish, or to accompany grilling favorites like chicken or pork. It’s versatile, too. Easily double the recipe for a large gathering, or, change up the vegetables for other favorites that are in-season or on-hand in the fridge. Try sliced radishes, celery, zucchini, cucumber, green onion, green peas or cut green beans. (Family Features)

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