Pomegranate salad with quinoa


Today I’ll be sharing a yummy pomegranate salad with you. I just recently discovered you can buy JUST the pomegranate seeds and my life is forever changed. I love pomegranate seeds, but I have always hated cutting pomegranates. I made this pomegranate salad with quinoa and it was quite delicious. Not to mention super easy and healthy! :) I have almost completely converted my family to quinoa and I’m super happy about that. The health benefits are great!

Quinoa and Pomegranate salad

Pomegranate salad with quinoa


Pomegranate salad with quinoa



Pomegranate salad with quinoa

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pomegranate salad
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Pomegranate salad with quinoa - Super delicious, easy and healthy!



  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup green onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • dash of salt (less than 1/4 tsp)


  1. Combine quinoa and water in a medium pot on the stove over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and then place the lid on and turn the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes.

  2. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool. Stir in pomegranate seeds, green onion, rice vinegar, olive oil and salt.

  3. Enjoy as a side or serve over spinach.

Nutrition Facts
Pomegranate salad with quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 11g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 11.6%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 12.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I served this pomegranate salad with grilled chicken and it was great!

I added spinach to my pomegranate salad with quinoa the next day and it was so yummy! For the dressing I just poured a little bit of rice vinegar and olive oil into the container and it was ready to go. It was super simple to put together. I also topped it with sugared almonds (after the pic), and that seriously added the perfect touch. Quinoa and Pomegranate salad If you’re sending these containers with your kids to school, add a little sticky note for a personal touch. My mom always added little notes in my lunch and it always made my day. :D Quinoa and Pomegranate saladThanks Glad for helping make lunches on the go easier and enjoyable!

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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5 comments on “Pomegranate salad with quinoa”

  1. I will definitely give this salad a try, as I love quinoa and pomegranates! Will have to look for those containers – it’s about time they made something like that!

  2. What does quinoa tatse like? I see it everywhere these days but am scared to try it! haha Is it like rice? Is it chewy? Does it have a flavor to it?

  3. I LOVE Quinoa! I’m gluten and rice free, so if I need a grain fix, I grab some Quinoa. It helps to curb the feeling of being totally deprived! I wasn’t doing so well, so I started having Gluten Free Fridays on my blog. It’s helping to hold me accountable. :)

  4. mmm looks so good! thanks for this inspiring recipe!

  5. I just found frozen steam in the bag quinoa!!!
    And I just bought pomegranate arils.
    Gonna try this recipe!!

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