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


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 cups pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup green onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 1/2 TB rice vinegar
  • 1 TB 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.

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

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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  1. Sandy posted on March 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm (#

    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. gina posted on March 21, 2013 at 5:01 am (#

    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. Gwen posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:53 am (#

    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. Rebecca+-+FoodFlav posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm (#

    mmm looks so good! thanks for this inspiring recipe!

  5. laura posted on January 3, 2016 at 11:46 pm (#

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