Quinoa with Watercress, Pears, and Pomegranates

Quinoa with Watercress, Pears, and Pomegranates
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Whole Foods Market

This dish combines quinoa with the delicious flavor combination of sweet pears, tart pomegranate seeds, and peppery watercress.

4
Servings
605
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  quinoa
  • 2  Cups  water
  • 1 1/2  Cup  packed watercress leaves
  • ripe pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2  Cup  pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2  Cup  chopped walnuts
  • 2  Tablespoons  pomegranate juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  white-wine vinegar

Directions

Rinse quinoa under cold running water and drain. Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until quinoa is tender and all the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Place quinoa in a large bowl with watercress, pears, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, juice, and vinegar. Stir to combine, then serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
45g
98%
Vitamin A, RAE
133µg
19%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Calcium, Ca
124mg
12%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
63µg
16%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
652mg
93%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
560mg
37%
Water
132g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.

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