7 Reviews for Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Beets & Pomegranate
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This is wonderful!
Find a pomegranate seeder!!!! They make life MUCH easier and are $1 at Walmart! I also used prepared beets I found in a package at the store, all I had to do was dice them! Lastly, I used the orange just for juice and zest and cuties for the segments, MUCH easier to prepare. This was delicious and great to keep in the fridge and have a bite of for a snack for several days.
I know, how can it be too healthy? I made this for Thanksgiving and I give this recipe 5 stars. This crunchy side was the perfect compliment to the mashed potatoes and mushy stuffing that these meals have. Most everyone loved it. Kids, not so much. Some felt it was "too healthy" because of the abundant quinoa, which was a new experience for them. But my diabetic sister-in-law, requested I bring it back for Christmas dinner. If you have people in your family who aren't so health concious (i.e. never heard of quinoa and think kale is an inedible garnish) then they may not try it, but it really tastes great and I ate the leftovers for a snack the rest of the week.
I have made this salad 3 times now and each time different. I never used the beets but did use butternut squash instead. Made a very nice looking salad. Use the hints on peeling the pomegranate to not make a mess.
Salads and side dishes are usually so boring, but ths one really stands out. You can also make all the components a day or two ahead of time and then assemble at the last minute. I omitted the beets because not everyone likes them, and added walnuts as another reviewer suggested.
beautiful colors, variety of textures and very flavorful