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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 153.6
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 440.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad

Submitted by: GETSTARTED21
Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad

Introduction

Festive and healthy -- a great side dish for a special occasion or any night of the week. Festive and healthy -- a great side dish for a special occasion or any night of the week.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed in cold water 3 times
    6 cups water
    1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
    1/2 cup scallion greens, washed and sliced into thin rounds
    1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, washed and roughly chopped
    Seeds from 1 pomegranate (about 1 cup)
    1/2 cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds (optional)
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon granulated sugar
    Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

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Directions

In a large pot, add the 1/2 salt to the 6 cups of water, and bring to a boil. Add the quinoa, and cook until tender (about 8 minutes). Using a sieve, drain well. Cool to room temperature, and set aside in refrigerator.

Mix the parsley, scallion greens, pomegranate seeds, olive oil, red wine vinegar and sugar in a bowl.

Add the quinoa, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. To serve, top with the toasted almonds.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty ingredients. The mixture of tastes was very good. My first time trying Quinoa. - 1/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a most incredible salad! This was my first time using quinoa and what a way to do it! I didn't have red wine vinegar so substituted for a Balsamic/fig vinegar. I didn't put salt & pepper (which is unusual for me) because it tasted to good without. Hubby loved it so much too. thanks! - 1/3/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delightful side dish for Christmas dinner - festive colors and excellent taste! Will definitely use this again! - 12/20/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Look good. Going to give it a try. - 12/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is DELICIOUS! I have been a fan of quinoa for many years, mainly for it's nutritional benefits, versatility and yummy taste. All the ingredients compliment each other wonderfully, from color, to texture, to taste. Simply WONDERFUL! PS No salt needed! - 3/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This dish is not only beautiful to look at, it tastes amazing. The different flavors compliment one another nicely. The dish has a clean finish and I really look forward to taking to share with family for Christmas dinner. EXCELLENT! - 12/23/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous! Another perfect dish for the holidays with the green and red colors. My husband loved it - we're eating at least one vegetarian dish every week and this one was the best so far! - 11/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this salad twice now. It keeps well for a few days in the fridge and makes a great addition to my lunch staples. - 12/9/08

    Reply from GETSTARTED21 (12/9/08)
    I'm so glad! I love it -- and the red and green actually make it a pretty festive side dish too! Thanks for your comment.


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  • Love it! - 2/7/14

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  • Absolutely loved this recipe it not only tasted good but looked great too. The last time I cooked Quinoa it was a disaster! but this time a masterpiece, thank you so much for giving me the confidence to try again. I'm vegetarian so this will become one of my main sources of protein from now on. - 1/12/14

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  • My mother and I loved this salad. My dad and my husband...not so much. So serve it to your girlfriends, don't waste it on the guys. :) - 1/2/14

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  • This recipe was so tasty. The only change was no salt and didn't use the almonds (but might add that the next time). I loved the unique combination of tastes. My first time using quinoa too. A great recipe to start with. Can't wait to see how my family responds to this one!! - 12/30/13

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  • Healthy &Light - 12/22/13

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  • Very good. The only ingredient I left out was the scallion greens. Everything stayed the same and was excellent. - 12/20/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Query - is it 1.5 cups quinoa to 6 cups water? Or is it 1 x a half cup of quinoa? - 12/20/13

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  • Oh my gosh, I love this recipe! Not only did I like it, but my husband liked it too! I will make it again. - 2/22/13

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  • Pretty and tastes! - 12/3/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not have these ingredients - but it gave me confidence to try different Quinoa salads - a bit of sweet (e.g some currants), a + fresh (e.g. some salad veges & herbs), + crunch (e.g. chopped nuts) + zing (e.g. lemon juice).
    Mix & match based on what's you have - but not too many ingredients. - 11/10/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! Will try this recipe tonight. - 8/1/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was also my first time trying quinoa. I really enjoyed this and will definately make it again. Thanks - 2/1/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    HI, can someone help me figure out pomegranates?!? I purchased my first one ever, was very excited, scooped out the seeds and tried to eat them, but they were so "hully" - like getting an oatmeal hull. Is that normal? Do I just not like pomegranates? I feel like I am missing something! - 1/19/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This looks amazing! I'm trying it for dinner tonight and can't wait. thanks for the recipe. - 1/6/11

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  • Fabulous recipe. So easy and looked as great as it tasted. - 11/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious! I didn't have almonds or pomegranate seeds, so I added carrots and celery. I also added an extra tablespoon of vinegar. Tastes much better the next day! - 4/1/09

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  • Easy Breesy and Super Tasty. Thank you for sharing! - 1/15/09

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