What an exotic delicious combination this quinoa with pomegranate and cashews dish is! Also, it is a very filling meal full of nutrients. The good news is that it is exceptionally easy to make in minutes.
There are many health benefits of quinoa. It is gluten-free because it is not a grain, it is a vegetable seed related to Swiss chard, spinach, and beets. Quinoa is pronounced KEEN-wa not kwin-o-a. It is filling like a grain and has much more protein than grains and is considered a smart carb. It is an antiseptic alkaline-forming food that is low in calories and is a great source of riboflavin.
Here is my favourite quinoa: truRoots Organic Quinoa 100% Whole Grain Premium Quality.
Pomegranates truly are a tasty delight with many health benefits. Research has shown that pomegranates can help with a number of health concerns such as high blood pressure, cancer, helps with memory and they are even an aphrodisiac.
Cashews are delightfully sweet and creamy nuts that are crunchy and full of health benefits! All over the world, these delicious exotic nuts are found in many cuisines as they add flavour and texture.
Cool fresh mint with its stimulating aroma is a popular flavouring for gum, toothpaste, and tea. This superfood is full of many health benefits from helping with digestion to increasing memory. Did you know it helps keep mosquitos away too? I always grow mint in my garden for salads, teas, and smoothies.
This recipe calls for cooked quinoa. Learn How to cook Quinoa.
Quinoa with pomegranate and cashews
- 1 cup cooked red quinoa or any color of quinoa
- Handful pomegranate seeds
- Handful roasted cashews
- fresh mint leaves optional for garnish
- Simply mix all ingredients together and enjoy.
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