Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate
Bring a burst of color and flavor to your table with our delightful Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate. This dish is a harmony of textures and tastes, marrying the nutty goodness of quinoa with the juicy pop of pomegranate arils. It’s a true celebration of freshness and health.
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked
- 1 ½ cups pomegranate arils
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/3 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
- Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions and let it cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooled quinoa, pomegranate arils, diced cucumber, chopped red bell pepper, finely sliced red onion, and fresh parsley.
- Gently fold in the crumbled feta cheese and toasted walnuts.
- For the dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon of honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine all the ingredients.
- Chill the salad in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve the quinoa salad in individual bowls and enjoy!
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate is a vibrant and nutritious dish that combines fluffy quinoa, juicy pomegranate arils, and a variety of fresh vegetables. Topped with crumbled feta cheese and toasted walnuts, and dressed in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette, this salad offers a delightful balance of flavors and textures. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch, a side dish, or a refreshing potluck contribution, this salad is a testament to wholesome eating.
Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Total Fat: 16g, Sodium: 180mg, Total Carbohydrates: 38g, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Protein: 8g
Bring the goodness of quinoa and the allure of pomegranate to your next meal. Share this recipe with friends and family, and savor the joy of a dish that’s as delightful as it is nutritious.