I wanted to leave you with something easy, summery, colorful, refreshing, and cool to the tongue..much needed with the extreme summer heat this year! I served this alongside barbecue jerk chicken and it complimented the spicy dish beautifully. This is yet another recipe that's entirely customizable to your tastes. I swapped out parsley for cilantro. You can also swap out lemon for lime. Use chickpeas or fava beans instead of black beans. Throw in some ripe, chopped mango for even more vibrant color and a touch of sweet. Just make it yours!
I'll try not to be gone too long. Hopefully, my peanut gives me the luxury to continue my cooking/baking passion in due time. The bumbo seat will sure come in handy on my kitchen counter :) And soon enough, if she's willing, I'll have my very own sous chef, as I was for my mom :)