Monday, February 6, 2012

Market Mondays: Black Bean & Butternut Quinoa Salad


For this week's edition of Market Mondays, I made a somewhat labor intensive quinoa salad using veggies I picked up at the Union Square Greenmarket and a jarred chile sauce. I roasted butternut squash with garlic and onions, sauteed kale, and cooked dried black beans (a little quicker than normal by breaking out my neglected pressure cooker). I added the veggies to prepared quinoa, tossed it with some mild chile sauce, salt, and pepper- and a healthy, tasty dinner was born.

Butternut squash- one of my favorite vegetables
I'm not a garlic connoisseur, so I can't speak to whether this is in fact the best garlic in the known universe
A basket of red onions at the Greenmarket
I picked up dried black beans and some farro for another time
Kale, at $6/lb.
The finished salad- a nutritious dinner

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