Quinoa Herb And Pomegranate Salad

Serves: 4

  • 150g red and white quinoa
  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 organic veg stock cube
  • 80g toasted pine nuts
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1 pomegranate rubies, removed
  • 1 handful rinsed fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 handful of rinsed coriander, chopped
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 1 bunch spring onion, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 80ml extra virgin olive oil

1. Rinse the quinoa very well, cook in 2 1/2 cups of water with half a cube of vegetable stock, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 40 min or until semi-translucent.

2. Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts until golden brown.  Mix together pine nuts, avocado, pomegranate rubies, herbs, lime juice, spring onion and olive oil. Add to quinoa, season to taste and serve.

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Photography by C&D Heierli • Recipes by Diane Heierli