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Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Lemon Dressing

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x
  • Category: salad
  • Method: cooking
  • Cuisine: middle eastern

Description

Quinoa Salad with parsley, mint, pomegranate seeds, and cumin. Drizzled with Lemon Dressing


Ingredients

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Salad

  • 1 cup quinoa, dry (yields 4 cups cooked)
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 2/3 cup pomegranate seeds (1 pomegranate)
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped

Lemon Dressing

  • Juice of 1 lemon (aprox 2 tbsp)
  • Zest of 1 lemon (1 tsp)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (optional)
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

 


Instructions

Salad

  1. Cook 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of water for 12-15 mins or acording to package instruction. Cool before mixing with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. In a big bowl mix the quinoa, parsley, mint, pomegranate seeds, and onion. Set aside

Lemon Dressing

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a small glass until well combined.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Either serve immediatelly or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Notes

This salad is great with roasted califlower, fish, or grilled halloumi.

Keywords: quinoa, parsley, pomegranate, mint

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