This refreshing Pomegranate Citrus Quinoa Salad is colorful and will compliment any meal. Enjoy at room temperature or chilled.

Pomegranate Citrus Quinoa

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings


2 cups chicken stock

1 cup rainbow quinoa

1/4 cup Tangerine White Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 cup Blood Orange Olive Oil

2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

1 teaspoon lime fresco sea salt

1/2 cup arils from one pomegranate

2 oranges or 4 tangerines, peeled and sliced

1/4 cup almonds, chopped

In a medium-sized stock pot, bring 2 cups of chicken stock to boil and add the quinoa.

Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the water is absorbed, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat, cover,and let rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, mint, cilantro, basil and sea salt. Pour the dressing over the cooled quinoa. Stir in the pomegranate arils, citrus fruit and chopped almonds.

Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy at room temperature or cold.


From Verdello