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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 23:09

Quinoa Salad with Feta, Pomegranate Seeds and Raisins

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This recipe might be the best dish I have ever created, gluten free or otherwise. I cannot describe how fresh and delightful the flavors are, paired with light gluten free grains that leave you feeling satisfied and nothing short of happy. This is one of my go to recipes when I need to bring a dish to a potluck or holiday, as it is quick and easy to cook in large quantities. Just the colors of these ingredients alone make me smile.

  • Ingredients:
    1/4 c. Pomegranate Seeds
    1/2 c. Feta Cheese
    1 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
    1 tsp. Lemon Zest
    1 tbsp. Fresh Mint
    1 tbsp. Fresh Parsley
    1 c. Organic White Quinoa
    1/4 c. Raisins
    1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/8 tsp. Sea Salt
    1/8 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

  • Serves: 4
  • Cuisine: American (general)
  • Cooking method: Boil/blanch/poach
  • Special ingredients: no fermented / pickled foods, no seeds, no beans / legumes / pulses, no meat / poultry, no alcohol
  • Just right for...: Great for kids, Elegant evenings, Crowds/parties, Quick & easy, Light fare, 5 or fewer ingredients, Picnics, Spring favorites, Summer favorites
  • Top 8 allergens?: gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, nut-free, peanut-free
  • Active/prep time: 15-30 minutes
  • Total time (inc active/prep): 15-30 minutes
  • Substitution ideas: DAIRY: If you cannot have dairy but want to try this, you can easily substitute soy cheese or don't add cheese at all!
  • Serving suggestions: Any suggestions for what would go well with your dish?
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