Orange Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate and Tangy Turmeric Dressing

Created For: Smart & Final

Orange Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate and Tangy Turmeric Dressing

 

Servings: 8 Print

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed juice, from 3 mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground oregano
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Sun Harvest extra-virgin olive oil

Salad

  • 2 cups dry Sun Harvest organic whole grain red and white quinoa
  • 1, 15-ounce can Sun Harvest organic garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 8 mandarin oranges, peeled and sliced
  • Sun Harvest is an earth-friendly, organic private label brand available at Smart & Final grocery & warehouse stores.

Directions

  1. Make the dressing: Combine all ingredients for dressing in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside and discard the smashed garlic clove before serving.
  2. Cook the quinoa: Place the quinoa in a large saucepan with 5 cups water over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and drop down to a simmer for 15 to 20 minutes and cook until tender. There will be some water leftover. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Make the salad: To the mixing bowl, add the chickpeas, kale, green onions, cilantro, dates, and half of the pomegranate arils and pistachios. Pour over the dressing and toss to coat. Transfer to a large serving plate and top with the sliced oranges. Top with the remaining pomegranate arils and pistachios and enjoy immediately. 

  4. Note: Salad dressing will keep well covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 450mg | Fiber: 9g