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Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate

Dana Reinhardt
Prep time15 minutes
Cook time30 minutes
DifficultyModerate
Serves4
Average: 4.6 (5 votes)Your rating: None

Toasting the quinoa brings out the nuttiness in this nutritious salad. Serve with roast chicken or grilled beef for a complete meal.

Salad

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 ¾ cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • ½ Fresco™ Seedless Cucumber, diced
  • ½ lb. Concerto™ Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped

Dressing

  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. ground coriander

Instructions:

  1. Heat a medium skillet over moderate heat and add quinoa. Toast for 5 minutes or until quinoa starts to pop and turn light brown.
  2. Remove quinoa and add to stock waiting in a medium saucepan. Cook for 15 minutes or until all stock is absorbed.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients.
  4. Toss quinoa with pomegranate seeds, Fresco™ cucumbers, Concerto™ tomatoes, chopped herbs and the dressing.
  5. Serve at room temperature.

This salad will keep in the fridge for 4 days.

 

Anonymous (not verified)

Yum!

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