- Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 216.0
- Total Fat: 7.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 444.8 mg
- Total Carbs: 32.4 g
- Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
- Protein: 6.8 g
Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad with Toasted AlmondsSubmitted by: GETSTARTED21
IntroductionFestive and healthy -- a great side dish for the holidays or anytime. Festive and healthy -- a great side dish for the holidays or anytime.
1 Â½ cups quinoa, rinsed in cold water 3 times
6 cups water
1 Â½ teaspoons kosher salt
Â½ cup scallion greens, washed and sliced into thin rounds
Â½ bunch flat-leaf parsley, washed and roughly chopped
Seeds from 1 pomegranate (about 1 cup)
Â½ cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds (see note)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
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.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GETSTARTED21.
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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
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.
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
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