Mains Sides

Pomegranate & Mint Salad

December 17, 2018

A quick healthy recipe that is perfect to prep in bulk and has for lunch for a few days on it’s own or eaten as a side with a serve of protein.

If you want to try more plant-based meals, this recipe is a good start. It’s nutritious and filling. It is a good mix of fats, protein, and carbohydrates to help keep you feeling fuller for longer.

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Key Nutrients

Fibre

  • 9g fibre per serve, that is approx. 25-30% of the recommended daily intake (females 25g and males 30g).

Protein

  • Quinoa is classified as a complete protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids (the ones we can’t make ourselves) and this recipe contains approx. 14g protein per serve.

Healthy Fats

  • Nuts, seeds and avocado are all amazing sources of healthy fats. Essential for all sorts of functions including healthy hormones, brain and skin health.

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Print Recipe
Pomegranate & Mint Salad
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Course Main Dish, Sides
Keyword Gluten-Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Course Main Dish, Sides
Keyword Gluten-Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
quick healthy recipes
Instructions
  1. Rinse quinoa and cook according to instructions.
  2. Whilst the quinoa is cooking prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. There are two options for roasting almonds and pumpkin seeds. 1. Preheat oven to 180-200c and place in the oven and roast until brown (almonds approx 10 minutes, pumpkin seeds approx 3-4 minutes) OR 2. Heat a frying pan and dry roast almonds until brown. Add pumpkin seeds when the almonds are nearly ready as they toast much quicker.
  4. Chop the baby spinach and fresh mint.
  5. Prepare the salad dressing by thoroughly stirring the lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil together.
  6. When the quinoa is cooked place quinoa in a bowl and allow to slightly cool before adding the spinach, pomegranate, roasted almonds and pumpkin seeds, fresh mint and mix together.
  7. Pour salad dressing over and mix through and your salad is ready to serve.
  8. Enjoy x
Recipe Notes

Tips

I use a standard cup measure. If you don’t have one you can use a mug and substitute the amount for ¾ of a standard size mug.

Find your Ingredients

Quinoa - grains or health food aisle

Almonds & pumpkin seeds - baking aisle or health food aisle

Mint, spinach & pomegranate - fresh fruit & veg aisle

Extra virgin olive oil - oils (I recommend Cobram Estate)

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If you like this recipe, you should try my Crispy Kale & Brussels Salad or Roast Carrot & Quinoa Salad.

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Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email amy@amysavagenutrition.com for further details. 

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