Quinoa Salad with Cashews, Pomegranate & Fresh Mint

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  • Nutritional Interest: Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, The 30 Clean Approved, V Clean Challenge Approved, Vegan, Vegetarian
Quinoa Salad with Cashews, Pomegranate & Fresh Mint
You'll love this healthy, refreshing, and extremely satisfying Vegan salad! Perfect for a lunch on-the-go, or a dinner side!

Did you know... Often referred to as the supergrain, quinoa (KEEN-wah) is high in fiber and high-quality protein. In fact, it contains more protein than any other grain and also packs in iron and potassium.
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole grain quinoa cooked & cooled
  • 2 cups spring water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint sliced thin
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon - meyer if available use zest & 2 tablespoons juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper or to taste

How to Make:

  1. Rinse the quinoa and drain. Add the quinoa, water and salt to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed, and the quinoa is light and fluffy.
    Spread the quinoa onto a plate and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by placing all of the ingredients into a small mixing bowl, and then whisk to combine.
  3. Add the cashews and pomegranate seeds to the cooled quinoa and toss. Drizzle the dressing over mixture, add the fresh mint and then toss again lightly.

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Salad with Cashews, Pomegranate & Fresh Mint
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Sodium 557mg 23%
Potassium 128mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 2%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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