Quinoa with Pomegranate, Cucumber and Parsley

Hey everyone!
My favorite grain is defiantly quinoa. I love the nutty taste and it’s also so good for us as it contains all 9 essential amino acids, loads of fibre and it’s gluten free.
Even though I quite like plain quinoa, sometimes the occasion calls for a  jazzed up version.
This elevated quinoa recipe get’s the thumbs up from kids and adults alike.
Win win.

Quinoa with Pomegranate, Cucumber and Parsley
Ingredients:

– 1 cup dry quinoa

– 1 cup frozen peas

– 150g cucumber, diced

– 80gram pomegranate seeds

– 2 tablespoons roasted/sun dried tomatoes. diced

– A handful of fresh flat parsley, chopped

– A handful of chopped fresh mint, chopped

– a lemon cut into wedges

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 tablespoon of vinegar

– 1 tablespoon tamari

– black pepper to taste

Method:

1. Rinse and cook the quinoa.
2. De-frost the peas.
3. Mix all the ingredients except the pomegranate and the lemon straight in the pan where you cooked your quinoa.
4. Place on a plate, sprinkle over the pomegranate and add the lemon wedges on the side.
5. Serve ( you can also put it in the fridge and take it to work the following day)

♥L

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This Raw crunchy nurturing Broccoli and Pesto salad with Pomegranate seeds is definitely one of my top salads.
Everything is raw like nature intended so no goodness is lost in the cooking process.
You just chop mix and assemble!
Making your own pesto is so easy it should be illegal to buy it ready-made!

Ingredients:

– I medium broccoli head
– bunch of kale
– red onion
– 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

For the pesto:

– 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
– 1/2 cup olive oil
– bunch of fresh basil
– salt and pepper

X Lisa