My favourite quinoa salad with pomegranate and pistachios

This started life as an Ottolenghi recipe, but over the years this quinoa salad with pomegranate and pistachios has been adapted time and time again. I’ve now settled with this quick and healthy version. It’s a perfect side salad to have up your sleeve for bbq’s and family get-togethers. It also makes a brilliantly healthy vegetarian lunch. I love having a collection of delicious healthy eating recipes, it means I can be satisfied and smug at the same time! Besides I can indulge elsewhere if I choose to.

This quick quinoa salad is very healthy and goes great with fish, lamb and chicken especially, but I often eat it straight from a bowl.

My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios - A Quick And Healthy Recipe.

My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios - A Healthy And Quick Recipe.

My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios - A Healthy Salad Recipe.

To make my favourite quinoa salad you will need

  • 70g shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1 red onion
  • 70g rocket
  • 225g ready to eat quinoa
  • 100g spring or continental salad onions
  • 100g pomegranate seeds
  • Dressing
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Ingredients For My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios

Let’s get started, this is a nice quick recipe. Start my chopping your onion thinly.

Then gently toast the pistachios and cook the onions in a little olive oil. You want the pistachios to have a little colour and the onions to be soft and caramelised, but not overly coloured.

Recipe - Cooking Ingredients For My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios

Put the onions and pistachios aside to cool. Now let’s start the zesty dressing. Juice and zest the 2 limes.

Limes For My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios Recipe

Add to that the juice of 1/2 a lemon.

Recipe - Squeezing A Lemon For My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios

Time to add the olive oil. Now, I’ve never quite understood why you need to add quite so much oil to a dressing. Sure it’s not bad for you, but a little will do you enough good, I feel, without greasing up the salad! There I’ve said it!

Recipe - Making The Dressing For My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios.

This is how much I use, but fill your boots, it’s entirely up to you, of course.

Making The Dressing For My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios.

Now add the crushed garlic and salt and pepper (to your taste).

Healthy Recipe - Dressing For My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios

Give it a good mix with a fork. B e a utiful.

A Healthy Recipe - The Dressing For My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios.

Now all you have to do is assemble it all. Get a good sized bowl and add the rocket and quinoa together.

Now slice up and throw in those lively salad onions.

Now pour over your amazing dressing.

A Healthy Recipe - Making My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios.

Give it a good old mix.

Now all that’s left to do is add the decorative ingredients. The jewel like pomegranate…

Making My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios - A Healthy Recipe.

Those sweet juicy onion slices and finally the bright green crunchy pistachios.

A Quick And Healthy Recipe - Mixing Up My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios

Now, just mix up the salad gently a bit. You don’t want the best stuff to hide at the bottom.

My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios - A Quick And Healthy Recipe.

And enjoy – it’s health in a bowl!

A Quick And Healthy Salad Recipe - My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios

A Quick & Healthy Salad Recipe - My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios

A Quick And Healthy Salad Recipe - My Favourite Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate And Pistachios.

So, there you have it, my very favourite quinoa salad. Give it a try, it’s so easy! Tell, me if you substituted anything to make it your own.

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