Quinoa, fresh herb and pomegranate salad

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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!

 

Ingredients

  • 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)

Dressing

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

Method

  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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