Herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad

Herby quinoa, feta & pomegranate salad

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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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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tombottinga
23rd Jul, 2012
5.05
Don't skimp on the feta or the pine nuts and you will find it is one of the freshest salads ever!
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jackie_nolan
16th Jul, 2012
5.05
Quick and easy to make. Fresh, nutritious and delicious.
condrona
2nd Jul, 2012
5.05
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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