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Herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad

Herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4 or 6-8 as a side
A Middle Eastern-style mezze bowl with healthy grains, parsley, mint and coriander

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition per serving (8)

  • kcalories279
  • fat11.9g
  • saturates2.4g
  • carbs33.2g
  • sugars15.6g
  • fibre1.2g
  • protein9.5g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 300g quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

    Tiny, bead-shaped, with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture, quinoa may not be a…

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 85g raisins or sultana
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 200g pomegranate seeds from tub or fruit

    Pomegranate

    pom-ee-gran-at

    Now mainly grown in America, Spain, the Middle East and India, pomegranates originated in the…

  • 85g toasted pine nuts or toasted flaked almonds
  • small pack each coriander, flat leaf parsley and mint, roughly chopped
  • juice 3 lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tsp sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

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Method

  1. Cook the quinoa following pack instructions – it should be tender but with a little bite. Drain well and spread over a platter or wide, shallow bowl to cool quickly and steam dry.

  2. When the quinoa is just about cool stir through all of the remaining ingredients with plenty of seasoning.

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Comments (27)

Jules1909's picture
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That was my first try with quinoa. Very easy to make and tasty.

maartjevdm's picture
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I found this dish a bit to tangy even though I added way less lemon juice. Other than that it's ok but nothing special won't be making this again

GiSora's picture
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Easy simple delish recipe. I used black quinoa and reduced everything to two servings taken into consideration on others comment on the lemon juice. Repeat: delish!

allmanlouise's picture
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This is delicious, I've made it twice already.
Great for picnics, BBQs

sandieb's picture

I enjoyed this very much, however, I think 300g of uncooked quinoa was rather a lot once cooked, even for 4 servings. I had such a lot I had to use my cake mixing bowl to put it in as I didn't have anything else big enough, and it filled it practically to the top. I felt the rest of the ingredients were somewhat "lost" in the expanse of quinoa!

gabicraven's picture
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Delicious, and the kind of recipe you can vary, I didn't use as much lemon juice, more pomegranate and added edamame beans. Love it!

SallyLukemire's picture

No need for the sugar and I also used less raisins which seemed a bit much. I made it a second time with less lemon juice and preferred it. About 4 tbsp of lemon juice was great. The quinoa was a little overcooked. I'd recommend simmering for 10 minutes, then standing for 5-6 mins with the lid on. Good easy-cook quinoa method here www.lovequinoarecipes.com. Will definitely make again.

LGRAY26's picture

Made this today & it was delicious! A really healthy, filling packed lunch idea.

I used couscous instead of quinoa. That's the beauty of this recipe though. You can tweek little bits & pieces to suit your preferences and/or what you have in your kitchen to use up & it's still delicious. Very fresh and sweet.

sarahpickergain's picture
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This is great! So tasty. I took the note about being careful with the lemon and just added a little at a time so as to control, it was perfect.
We don't like raisins so I used dried apricots instead, scrummy!
My other half always claims he doesn't like quinoa but he loved this!

vickijenkins's picture

I liked it, but the one comment I would make is to add the lemon juice cautiously, I used two lemons and found it too much and had to add in some extra quinoa to dilute the zing.... good for lunches though

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This was lovely and light. The pomegranate added a sparkle too. You really don't need the extra sugar.

clc's picture

Wow! This dish is so fresh and delicious tasting! Almost comforting but zingy. Tasted yum on the day when prepared but tasted even more 'flavoursome and blended' the next day.
Just Mwah! Go on give it a whirl! :)

clc's picture

Wow! This is beautiful and fresh. Tastes almost comforting but zingy in one go!
Fab the next day....oh and the next. :) Give it a whirl, its good!

susanna0195's picture

Love this salad! Great to keep in the fridge and pick at for snacks and light lunches. Healthy too. I didn't add the sugar as I felt it was sweet enough

mpavlova's picture
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Amazing salad! Will make again.

frandyfran's picture

Really tasty and fresh flavoured. I used a sprouted quinoa trio mix and added cooked chicken pieces. Will definitely make again.

joeglington's picture

This is easy and absolutely delicious. I forgot to include the sugar and it was still gorgeous, so why add sugar when you don't need to?! Really delicious. I shall be making this again. And again.

helloha's picture

Feel a salad frenzy coming on will make this one real soon!!!

jcarter's picture
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This was a super easy and very tasty salad. Will definitely make again. Took it to a party and everyone loved it.

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SallyLukemire's picture

To keep your quinoa al-dente, I'd recommend simmering gently for 10 mins, then leave to stand with the lid on for 5-6 minutes instead. Good easy-cook quinoa method here www.lovequinoarecipes.com. Will definitely make again.

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