I love making this dish especially for company or for pot-lucks. It's always a showstopper and the flavors blend wonderfully. Even folks who don't tend to eat healthily like eating this. It's somewhat labor intensive and the ingredients can be pricey or hard to find where I live -- not something I can whip up last minute. I brought this to a Christmas luncheon at my gym and it was voted "best dish" by the members there.
Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Beets & Pomegranate
From EatingWell: November/December 2012
Roasted beets and sweet dates, tangy oranges and juicy pomegranate seeds make this quinoa salad recipe festive. It pairs beautifully with turkey or roast pork.
9 Reviews for Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Beets & Pomegranate
I enjoyed making the dish almost as much as eating it… and telling everyone how healthy it is. I added halved grapes and well and it worked beautifully.
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 have already made this twice. Tooki in to a Christmas dinner and everyone was raving. No one could guess what all is in this dish. A definate keeper.
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.