Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate


Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions and let it cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooled quinoa, pomegranate arils, diced cucumber, chopped red bell pepper, finely sliced red onion, and fresh parsley.
  3. Gently fold in the crumbled feta cheese and toasted walnuts.
  4. 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.
  5. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  7. 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.

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