Quinoa salad with pomegranate

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There are days in which the only thing I crave is something that feels whole, fresh and healthy. This is the perfect recipe for those kind of days. I love how fast and easy to do it is, and the pomegranate seeds take it to a whole new level, and bring all the flavors together.  

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Cooking the quinoa is what takes the longest, and even that you could make ahead and keep it in the fridge, to save a ton of time. 

The best thing to pair this with is with some fresh plain bread. You may think this won´t make you feel full but trust me, with just a serving you will be completely satisfied. 

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Quinoa salad with pomegranate
Prep Time
40 mins
 
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 C quinoa
  • 4 C water
  • 3/4 C pomegranate seeds
  • 1 red pepper
  • 4 C lettuce mix aprox.
  • 300 gr fresh cheese
Instructions
  1. In a pot, place the 4 C of water, and put it on the stove to high heat to boil. Once boiling add in the quinoa and let it cook until the water evaporates and the quinoa turns soft, from 10 to 15 minutes aprox. Once ready let it cool down for 10 minutes. 

  2. In a bowl, rinse and wash the lettuce. Then place it on a kitchen towel to dry.

  3. On a cutting board, cut both the red pepper and the cheese into small cubes. 

  4. To put it all together, in a big bowl, place the lettuce, and then add the quinoa, pomegrante seeds, red pepper and cheese. Serve with some bread on the side. 

Recipe Notes

*Instead of fresh cheese you could use feta cheese. 

*This recipe also tastes amazing adding fresh red onion cut to small pieces.

 

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Author: Andrea Gámez

Interior designer, Photographer, Food blogger and lover, painting entusiast and a sucker for art. / MEXICO

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