Feta, Pomegranate & Raisin Quinoa Herb Salad

Hello everyone!

Long time, no post! The past month I’ve been caught up on my Easter vacation and spent the month backpacking (well, with a suitcase, but nonetheless, student style) all around Europe! Suffice to say, I’ve been back a week now and the weather has finally started to warm up a bit in the UK! *YAY*12121

To celebrate the launch of Spring weather here, I thought this quinoa salad was quite fitting! Fresh herbs of mint, coriander and spinach give it a delicious zesty taste that when teamed with creamy feta, crunchy pomegranate and sweet raisins make this one of my favourite salads I’ve had!

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Hope you enjoy the recipe!

Elle πŸ™‚

Feta, Pomegranate & Raisin Quinoa Herb Salad Recipe

Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 1 and a half cups quinoa
  • 2 small red onions (or one large), chopped
  • half a cup jumbo raisins
  • 150g feta cheese , crumbled
  • 200g pomegranate seeds
  • 85g toasted pine nuts
  • bunch of coriander, chopped
  • small bunch of mint, roughly chopped
  • handful of baby spinach leaves, torn
  • Honey, to drizzle

Directions

  1. Rinse quinoa and bring the quinoa to the boil in two cups of water and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover with a tight fitting lid and turn heat down to simmer. Cook for 15 minutes (once done, remove quinoa from heat and allow to sit for five minutes with lid on – then fluff with a fork).
  2. Meanwhile, lightly cook the red onion for a few minutes(i like the taste of cooked onion better, if you prefer red onion raw then feel free to do this!)
  3. Place the cooked quinoa on a wide platter to cool quickly.
  4. Stirr through all the remaining ingredients and drizzle the salad with honey to taste! Enjoy πŸ™‚
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