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Quinoa with Watercress, Pears, and Pomegranates

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

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup quinoa
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 1/2 Cup packed watercress leaves
  • 2 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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving330
Total Fat13g19%
Sugar13gN/A
Saturated1g6%
Protein9g18%
Carbs49g16%
Vitamin A22µg2%
Vitamin B60.3mg17.4%
Vitamin C12mg20%
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K41µg51%
Calcium65mg7%
Fiber8g31%
Folate (food)110µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)110µg28%
Iron3mg15%
Magnesium120mg30%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg5%
Phosphorus273mg39%
Polyunsaturated8gN/A
Potassium522mg15%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg12.3%
Sodium15mg1%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg16.1%
Zinc2mg13%