Quinoa with Watercress, Pears, and Pomegranates

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Quinoa with Watercress, Pears, and Pomegranates
Whole Foods Market

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

4
Servings
330
Calories Per Serving
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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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
49g
16%
Vitamin A
22µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
17.4%
Vitamin C
12mg
20%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
41µg
51%
Calcium
65mg
7%
Fiber
8g
31%
Folate (food)
110µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
110µg
28%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
120mg
30%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
5%
Phosphorus
273mg
39%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
522mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.3%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16.1%
Zinc
2mg
13%

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