Black Quinoa, Arugula and Pomegranate Salad

Black Quinoa, Arugula and Pomegranate

In the past days I have tried to put my mind and body into a new routine. Eating healthier and do more exercise are my goals. And no…running and cleaning up  after my kids no longer counts as exercise. I’m taking about a real workout routine, going to the gym every day and yada yada. This is the hard part for me. Not because I do not like. When I actually get to the gym and start exercising I feel great. I come home and I feel like I started the day with right foot. The hard part is getting up so early. You know how the life of a mommy blogger is. We usually do not go to sleep until 12 or 1 a.m. so that means that if I have to wake up at 6 ish is just 5 ish hours of sleep. However, last week I managed to go 3 times and I am determined to keep going at least 5 times a week.

Since I am not a salad girl and have been testing and adding my favorites ingredientes to make them more tasty and interesting. And that’s how this salad came along to my table.

Like most salads is very easy and quick to prepare. BTW, I found out a great and mess-free way to cut and de-seed pomegranates at Ivette’s blog: Muy Bueno Cookbook. Basically, you need to immerse the pomegranate in a bowl full of water and remove the seeds with your hands. The white portion will float and the seeds will go to the bottom. I did it in no time.

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Black Quinoa, Arugula and Pomegranate Salad
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients:
  • 6 cups of baby arugula
  • 1 cup of black quinoa, cooked (find how to cook quinoa here)
  • 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup of avocado, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup of goat cheese, crumble
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red vine vinagre
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grain mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions:
  1. In a large bowl add the arugula, quinoa, pomegranate and avocado.
  2. Prepare the vinaigrette whisking everything together in a bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the ingredients in the bowl. Gently toss the salad and top it with goat cheese.
Notes
If you find arugula slightly bitter you can use spinach instead.

 

Comments

  1. The colors in your salad are beautiful. I am sure it tastes good, too. I have never tried the black quinoa before but will keep my eye out for it. I really like the regular kind.

  2. This looks delicious! We eat a lot of pomegranates at our house, and I’ve never seen this de-seeding tip. I love it!

  3. I love regular quinoa, but never knew they had a black! I will be on the hunt for it!!

  4. Oh my gosh that looks absolutely AMAZING! I have never seen black quinoa before.

  5. That looks amazing, though I am unsure I know what quinoa is or where to find it???

  6. This is fantastic! I love that it packs in so many nutrients and tastes great.

  7. I’m a total salad girl, so I am visiting this very, very soon. I’m going to pin it so I don’t forget! Looks FANTASTIC!

  8. I absolutely love that combo of avocado and pomegranate together. Yum!

  9. Yum, what a unique idea for a salad. My mind is blown, I’ve never heard of black quinoa. I am totally intrigued and need to try this! I was just talking about finding some new healthy meal options, this looks like will fit the bill ;)

  10. OMG!!! My sister and I were just talking about how the heck to get the pomegranate seeds out without looking like you just committed murder. This salad sounds AMAZING, too!!

  11. That looks so good and it is gluten free. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

  12. Seriously… that looks almost too pretty to eat!!
    I do love pomegranate tho…

  13. I’d love this with a mix of arugula and spinach :)

  14. This is definitely different than any salad that I have had but I would love to see what it tastes like.

  15. This salad looks amazing, I never thought to add pomegranate!

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