Pomegranate, Butternut, & Quinoa Salad

Pomegranates are a tasty addition that pack a punch of antioxidant power, helping to clear toxins from the body.
Quinoa is a complete protein. This means it provides our body with all of the essential amino acids needed.
Add herbs like parsley and mint add great flavor and unique health benefits. Check out more benefits Here.


  • 2 cups quinoa, uncooked
  • 4 cups water or vegetable broth
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, cold pressed
  • 1 lemon, zested & juiced
  • 1 tbsp raw, organic honey *optional
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup butternut squash, cut in ½ inch cubes and roasted
  • 1 pomegranate, seeded
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds, for topping


  • Add quinoa and broth or water to pot, bring to boil, then simmer for 15 -20 minutes until liquid completely absorbed and quinoa is tender.
  • Cool quinoa to room temperature.
  • Add quinoa to large glass or ceramic bowl.
  • Chop mint and parsley and add to quinoa in bowl.
  • Chop red onion and add to the bowl.
  • Add HALF the pomegranate seeds to the large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, agave, salt, and pepper.
  • Add dressing to the salad.
  • Mix dressing into salad.
  • Allow to sit together for 1 hour, but best overnight, before serving.
  • When ready to serve, top with additional pomegranate seeds and pumpkin seeds!

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