Does your queso ever feel not-so-fresco? I had all the ingredients for this, but I got back from vacation to find that my queso fresco had gone off. Luckily I had a little leftover Wisconsin salsa cheddar from a vacation cheese plate to use instead. I also have a huge crop of spicy cherry peppers, so I used those instead of the red bell pepper, making my salad really spicy!
This is a great salad-- it keeps well and would be perfect at a cookout. It also would go great in the Eat Less Meat article-- with the cheese and beans, it is more of a meal than a side dish. In fact, my dinner tomorrow will probably be leftovers of this salad and the wheat berry salad-- how healthy (and tasty) would that be?