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QUINOA, POMEGRANATE AND SPINACH SALAD

 
One serving costs about $3.26 One serving costs about $3.26

$3.26 per serving

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This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish,salad
spoonacular Score:71%

Spoonacular Score: 71%

 

QUINOA, POMEGRANATE AND SPINACH SALAD might be just the side dish you are searching for. One serving contains 919 calories, 7g of protein, and 85g of fat. For $3.26 per serving, this recipe covers 25% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 2. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. A mixture of optional: an of pecans, pepper, apple, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian diet. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 70%, this dish is solid. Similar recipes include Quinoa Salad with Spinach and Pomegranate - Not Enough Cinnamon, Quinoa Shrimp Mango Pomegranate Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette #SundaySupper, and Pomegranate Citrus Quinoa Salad with Cranberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette.

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Ingredients

Servings:
some
some salad mix
salad mix
4 cups
4 cups baby spinach
baby spinach
0.5
0.5  apple
apple
0.5 cups
0.5 cups cooked quinoa
cooked quinoa
0.25
0.25  red onion
red onion
0.5 cups
0.5 cups pomegranate seeds
pomegranate seeds
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps blue cheese
blue cheese
1 handful
1 handful pecans
pecans
0.75 cups
0.75 cups extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
0.25 cups
0.25 cups balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
1 tsp
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
1 tsp canned maple syrup
canned maple syrup
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps italian seasoning
italian seasoning
some salad mix
some
salad mix
4 cups baby spinach
4 cups
baby spinach
0.5  apple
0.5
apple
0.5 cups cooked quinoa
0.5 cups
cooked quinoa
0.25  red onion
0.25
red onion
0.5 cups pomegranate seeds
0.5 cups
pomegranate seeds
2 Tbsps blue cheese
2 Tbsps
blue cheese
1 handful pecans
1 handful
pecans
0.75 cups extra virgin olive oil
0.75 cups
extra virgin olive oil
0.25 cups balsamic vinegar
0.25 cups
balsamic vinegar
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
apple cider vinegar
1 tsp canned maple syrup
1 tsp
canned maple syrup
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper
0.25 tsps italian seasoning
0.25 tsps
italian seasoning

Equipment

whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Salad: In a medium bowl place spinach, then top with quinoa, pomegranate, onions, apple and blue cheese. Add candied (or toasted) pecans (optional). Dressing: Whisk all dressing ingredients in a bowl to blend well. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.25
Ingredient
some salad mix
4 cups baby spinach
½ apple
½ cups cooked quinoa
¼ red onion
½ cups pomegranate seeds
2 tablespoons blue cheese
1 handful pecans
¾ cups extra virgin olive oil
¼ cups balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon canned maple syrup
¼ teaspoons black pepper
¼ teaspoons italian seasoning
Price
$0.63
$1.41
$0.30
$0.26
$0.09
$0.83
$0.25
$0.03
$1.93
$0.54
$0.02
$0.18
$0.01
$0.02
$6.51

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • One popular method for deseeding a pomegranate is to do most of the work under water. Cut the crown off the pomegranate and make slices along the outside of the pomegranate, being careful not to cut too deep. Soak the pomegranate in a bowl of water until you can easily break the pomegranate apart where you made the slices. With the pomegranate still in the bowl of water, carefully release the seeds from the pomegranate membranes. The seeds will sink so you can easily remove the floating pieces. Then drain the seeds with a fine-meshed collander and enjoy!

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

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Green Tips

  • Apples are at the top of the so-called "dirty dozen" so be sure to buy organic apples (and applesauce, apple juice, etc.) if you are concerned about pesticide residues in your food.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
919 Calories
6g Protein
85g Total Fat
36g Carbs
35% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
919
46%

Fat
85g
131%

  Saturated Fat
12g
80%

Carbohydrates
36g
12%

  Sugar
18g
21%

Cholesterol
5mg
2%

Sodium
746mg
32%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
13%

Vitamin K
348µg
332%

Vitamin A
5939IU
119%

Vitamin E
13mg
90%

Manganese
1mg
57%

Folate
165µg
42%

Vitamin C
28mg
35%

Magnesium
95mg
24%

Fiber
5g
23%

Potassium
686mg
20%

Iron
3mg
19%

Vitamin B2
0.28mg
17%

Phosphorus
166mg
17%

Copper
0.28mg
14%

Vitamin B6
0.27mg
14%

Calcium
135mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.15mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin B3
1mg
5%

Selenium
3µg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.39mg
4%

Vitamin B12
0.09µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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