I can’t get over Cajun spice blend. I add this spice in almost every recipe and every dish. I love the aroma of this spice and it gives such a wonderful and delicious flavor to any dish that I have become a huge fan of this spice blend. And this time I combined butternut squash and Cajun spice and baked them. I can still smell the fragrance and my taste buds still have the flavor of this recipe while I am writing it out to you all.
Of all the varieties of squash available in the market I genuinely look forward for fall season to get my hands on butternut squash. They are simply delicious and can be paired with anything or serve it as is as a side dish. Along with the health benefits Butternut squash is very easy to cook and generally does not require any babysitting. It gives a fresh feeling of fall season.
Black rice is one the healthiest form of rice with a good source of antioxidant and fiber. Trust me it’s not difficult to develop a taste for black rice. Just the right combinations are needed to become a black rice fan. Of course cooking black rice properly and very well is important for its flavors and aroma to come out well. Just follow the package instructions carefully with all the measurements or follow my instructions below which I have tweaked a little with lots of practice.
Once the black rice is cooked and butternut squash is baked simply toss all the ingredients in a salad bowl and serve immediately for any meal (lunch/dinner). It’s filling and wholesome along with its specialty of being nutrient packed. Don’t forget to garnish with lots and lots of fresh cilantro because the fresh cilantro enhances the flavor and taste of Cajun Butternut Squash & Black Rice Salad to a different level giving you the craving for this salad to eat again and again. 🙂