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Orange Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Orange Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

 

I am a big fan of Pomegranate, although not such a fan of preparing them.  My whole kitchen always looks like it has been under attach whenever I try to  get them ready to eat.  I have tried many ways to open them  ~ underwater, knocking them out with a wooden spoon and they don’t seem to work that well.. I still have a mess everywhere.  As I was surfing I came across the correct way to eat a pomegranate and the next time I need to deseed one I am going to give this a try.  How do you get the seeds out?  Any great tricks.

Pomegranate ~ Daily Dish Magazine

 

The Pomegranate not only is a wonderful tasting fruit it has great healthy benefits.  That is once you get to the arils or seeds.

 

  1.   Helps to loose weight ~ They increase your energy and cleanse the body to help facilitate weight loss.
  2. Powerful anti-oxidant.
  3. High in Vitamin C ~ this will help with inflammation
  4. Protects your heart ~ can lower you bad cholesterol, while helping to  increase your good cholesterol.  May help to lower your blood pressure.
  5. Can aid in digestion ~ helping with nausea, hemorrhoids, diarrhea.  It can also be good to help with constipation.
  6. For men can help decrease impotency and aids in pregnancy.

 

 Have you ever tried this wonderful fruit?  Do you eat it plan or do you use it in a recipe?  Here is a great recipe if you would like to try pomegranates, the flavours in this recipe are superb. 

 

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Orange Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Marlys (This and That)
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20

Description

A wonderful flavour full salad made with quinoa, oranges, and pomegranate, with a light vinaigrette dressing


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup Pompeian white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp orange peel
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate juice
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 3/4 tbsp Pompeian Olive Oil
  • 18 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup orange slices
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp parsley flakes

Instructions

  1. In medium saucepan add quinoa, water and salt to a boil, decrease heat and simmer for approximately 15 minutes until quinoa is soft and liquid is evaporated. Fluff with fork and set aside. Cool completely.
  2. While quinoa is cooking deseed pomegranate. Peel and cut oranges into bite size pieces. Dice onions.
  3. In small bowl mix together white wine vinegar, pomegranate juice, orange juice, orange peel, olive oil and pepper. Whisk until well mixed.
  4. In bowl, mix together quinoa, vinegar mixture, oranges, pomegranate seeds, onions and parsley flake. Toss gently to combine all ingredients.

Notes

  • I served salad over Romaine lettuce.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 340
  • Sugar: 15
  • Sodium: 605
  • Fat: 9
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 61
  • Protein: 10
  • Cholesterol: 0

 For another great recipe using this fruit ~ Holiday Fruit Salad

sources:  Benefits of Pomegranate, Powerful Health Benefits of Pomegranate

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Marlys @This and That

A Canadian transplant into USA with an African husband, you can see my adventures in internationally cooking over at This and That.

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