Combining three distinct flavors into one fresh and delightful salad – this quinoa salad from Whole Foods Market only takes approximately 20 minutes to make and serve!

Quinoa with Watercress, Pears and Pomegranates


1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 bunch watercress, stems removed and leaves sliced (about 1 1/2 cups packed leaves)
2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar


Rinse quinoa under cold running water and drain. Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until quinoa is tender and all the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Place quinoa in a large bowl with watercress, pears, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, juice and vinegar. Stir to combine, then serve.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Whole Foods Market.*

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