Quinoa, fresh herb and pomegranate salad


This simple quinoa salad is packed full of flavour and goodness. It is a perfect accompaniment for any BBQ meat or fish.

Did you know that pomegranates are a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants? They are also high in  fibre and anti-inflammatory properties. A delicious addition to any Summer salad!



  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (or can use other grains such as freekah)
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1 cup freshly chopped mint
  • 1 cup freshly chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 continental cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 pomegranate, seeded
  • 1 handful of goji berries
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped (could also use walnuts, pistachios)
  • Small handful pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goats cheese or feta (optional)


  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 2 tbs pomegranate molasses
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix together herbs, spring onion and spinach.
  2. Add cucumber, tomato, quinoa, seeds, nuts.
  3. Gently toss.
  4. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small jar and shake until creamy.
  5. Pour over dressing and serve!


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