Herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad

Herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad

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(30 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)

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

  • 300g quinoa
    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

    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

    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

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

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

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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gabicraven
20th Apr, 2014
5.05
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
25th Mar, 2014
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
17th Mar, 2014
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
27th Feb, 2014
5.05
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
25th Jan, 2014
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
14th Jan, 2014
This was lovely and light. The pomegranate added a sparkle too. You really don't need the extra sugar.
clc
2nd Jan, 2014
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
2nd Jan, 2014
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
25th Nov, 2013
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
2nd Sep, 2013
5.05
Amazing salad! Will make again.

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