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Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad

Try this quinoa and pomegranate salad – a fresh and healthy side dish for any occasion.This recipe is courtesy of...

Try this quinoa and pomegranate salad – a fresh and healthy side dish for any occasion.

This recipe is courtesy of Sparkpeople.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup quinoa, rinsed in cold water three times
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup scallion greens, washed and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, washed and roughly chopped
  • Seeds from one pomegranate (about one cup)one tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds (optional)

Directions

In a large pot, add the 1/2 salt to the 6 cups of water, and bring to a boil. Add the quinoa, and cook until tender (about 8 minutes). Using a sieve, drain it well. Cool it to room temperature, and set it aside in the refrigerator.

Mix the scallion greens, parsley, pomegranate seeds, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and sugar in a bowl.

Add the quinoa, and season with salt and pepper to taste. To serve, top with the toasted almonds.