Herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad

Herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4 or 6-8 as a side

A Middle Eastern-style meze 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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20th May, 2014
This is delicious, I've made it twice already. Great for picnics, BBQs
23rd Apr, 2014
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!
20th Apr, 2014
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!
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.
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.
27th Feb, 2014
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!
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.
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! :)
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!


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