Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Fruit and Nuts
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Quinoa (pronounced "KEEN-wa") is a protein-packed whole grain that is a healthy substitute for rice or couscous. When prepared with Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegranate, it becomes a delicious base for a nutritious side salad or light lunch.

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 8 Bigelow® Green Tea with Pomegranate Tea Bags
  • 1 cup quinoa (try 'red quinoa' if you can find it, but any variety will work perfectly)
  • ½ cup dried tart cherries (opt for pitted)
  • ½ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Combine boiling water and tea bags and allow to steep for 5-7 minutes. Squeeze excess liquid out of teabags and discard teabags. Place tea in a medium saucepan with quinoa. Bring to a boil, and then simmer covered until most of the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender (about 12 minutes). Stir occasionally. Transfer quinoa to a serving bowl and fluff with a fork. Add cherries, almonds, and parsley and stir to combine. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.

You can substitute different dried fruits and nuts in this recipe for a slight variation. Suggestions are dried pomegranates or cranberries (like Crazins) and cashews or walnuts.

May we suggest Green Tea to pair with this recipe?
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