Quinoa Pomegranate Salad with Hemp Seed

I have been in love with pomegranates since the first time I had one at 6 years old. Back then they were only available once a year and were a total treat found only at Asian markets and fruit stands. Now you can find pomegranates almost year round thanks to domestic and international production. The IsaCrunch Hemp Seeds adds a delicious nutty flavor, fabulous nutrition and 20 grams of protein to this recipe.

Quinoa Pomegranate Salad with Hemp Seeds

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 1 whole pomegranate

  • 1/2 cup of IsaCrunch hemp seeds with ionic alfalfa

  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, small dice

  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon of onion, finely diced (or scallion)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro/coriander chopped

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, grated

  • 1 tablepoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested

  • 1 teaspoon of honey

  • 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon Thai yellow curry paste (available in Asian markets)

  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder or 1 tablespoon of grated, fresh ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon of coriander powder

  • pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon

  • Black and salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Cook the quinoa until it's just tender enough to chew. Turning of the heat and leaving a lid on just before it's done can ensure you don't over cook it.

  2. Drain well in a fine sieve or colander and cool down

  3. Remove the pomegranate seeds from the fruit. This video will show you how to very quickly

  4. In a bowl, combine the cooled quinoa, and all of the other ingredients except the pomegranate seeds.

  5. Mix well, adjust the seasonings and add in the pomegranate last and mix for a few more seconds. Serve right away or chill in the fridge for a few more hours.

Variations:

  • No pomegranate seeds? Then dried cranberries, blueberries or chopped apricots can work. As will fresh orange or diced apple.

  • You can add an assortment of different colored peppers, red onion vs white, and use a different vinegar if you like. Middle Easter stores sell pomegranate syrup and vinegars to replace the honey or apple cider vinegar with. Basically have fun and make it yours.

#hempseeds #isacrunch #pomegranate #lemon #citrus #lightsalad #healthycarbs #healthysalad #vegan #hempprotein #veganprotein

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
No tags yet.
Follow Us
  • Facebook Classic
  • Twitter Classic
  • Google Classic

*Weight-loss, muscle gain and body fat loss results may vary based on individual physiology, diet and athletic activity. In a recent study, participants averaged a weight loss of 7 pounds at the completion of their first 9 Day System. Always consult yourphysician before making any dietary changes or starting any nutrition, weight or exercise program. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

© 2016 Mind Over Manna

 

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now