Quinoa with Pommegranate Seeds

By Marianne Schwartz | Recipes

Dec 21
Quinoa with Pomegranate Seeds

Quinoa with Pomegranate Seeds

Quinoa with Pommegranate Seeds

It might seem like a crazy food ingredient, pomegranate seeds in the evening, but it is so delicious! It makes the dish fresh, summery and gives an extra bite on the soft quinoa.

Pomegranate seeds are also quite tasty in salads. I find nuts delicious in a salad, but sometimes it becomes too rich in calories or too heavy. Pomegranate seeds are a good substitute. Or you replace half  of the nuts with pomegranate seeds. And you know what also is nice with pomegranate seeds? Chicken!

Quinoa with Pommegranate Seeds (3-4 people)

  • 200g quinoa
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 150 g pomegranate seeds
  • 150g light feta cheese
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 large hand fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1.5 tbsp coriander
  • 1.5 tbsp parsley
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate juice (Upon release from the pomegranate seeds, there is always juice, but you can also squeeze some of the fruit)
  • 25 g almond shavings
  • Optional: 50 g raisins

 

Quinoa with Pommegranate Seeds

Rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve under clean under cold running water until the water runs clear. (This takes away the bitter taste of quinoa.)

Place the quinoa in a small saucepan with water and a bouillon cube. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and cover for it 15-20 min., until the quinoa is tender.

Pour the quinoa in a colander and allow to rest and steam.

Halve the tomatoes and put them together with the feta, pomegranate seeds, garlic, basil, coriander, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl. (+raisins)
Make the dressing by mixing the hazelnut oil with pomegranate juice, lemon juice and some salt and pepper. Put the now lukewarm quinoa in a bowl. Spoon the tomato-feta mixture through it and pour over the dressing. Sprinkle almonds over it the last thing

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