Herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad

Herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


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)

  • kcal279
  • fat11.9g
  • saturates2.4g
  • carbs33.2g
  • sugars15.6g
  • fibre1.2g
  • protein9.5g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 300g quinoa



    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



    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



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

  • 1 tsp sugar



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


  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 (28)

jcarter's picture

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

ottillie's picture

Does the 300g of Quinoa refer to the amount of dried Quinoa, or the amount of heavier, prepared Quinoa?

roseleanor's picture

If you read the recipe properly, the ingredients list shows 300g quinoa, and then the first step in the method says to COOK it according to the packet instructions... So, use 300g of dried quinoa.

cjeajj's picture

I made it as per the recipe and we had it as our main course. It was v tasty but for us it could have handled about 50% more feta and in chunks rather than crumbled. Will definitely be making this again.

mounses2's picture

Very nice and flavoursome, I used one whole pomegranate. I also used whole pack of feta though (got a bit enthusiastic) and I think next time I will just stick to the recipe 100g as it was too much.

perenoel's picture

Don't skimp on the feta or the pine nuts and you will find it is one of the freshest salads ever!

jackie_nolan's picture

Quick and easy to make. Fresh, nutritious and delicious.

condrona's picture

Made this recipe to go with BBQ - it was really delicious, very fresh and tasty. The only tweak I made was the quinoa I used was a mixed pack; red, white and bulgar wheat. Great for packed lunch the next day too.


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