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December 24, 2013 | 1 minute read

Tangy Pomegranate Quinoa

holiday-quinoa cropped2Our Health-e-Recipe for Holiday Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate and Fresh Herbs will stand out for its beauty and freshness on your holiday table.

Quinoa is a whole grain that looks like tiny curlicues. It’s rich in fiber (5 grams per cup, cooked) and unusually high in protein (8 grams per cup). This recipe tells you how to bring out quinoa’s toasty flavor, then combine it with apple chunks and bright red sweet-tart pomegranate seeds. Both contain plant compounds that may help protect against cancer.

Tossing fresh green cilantro, mint, parsley and scallions into this salad gives it a Mediterranean character along with more cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Orange and lemon juice top off the tangy taste of this unusual dish.

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