Quinoa with mango and pomegranate recipe

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This was the first meal that I made with quinoa, and it was so easy yet tasty that I keep going back to it. I was at university at the time so wanted to make something quick and easy. And so, I threw together some seeds and fruit with some cooked quinoa and the result was absolutely delicious!

Quinoa is a great base for many meals as it is just so good for you. It’s high in fibre and antioxidants and is, in fact, a complete protein (meaning it containing all the essential amino acids)!

I find that the vibrant colour of mango and pomegranate makes this dish look so appetising, and, let’s be honest, these two fruits taste amazing together. Also, I added a mixture of sunflower and poppy seeds to increase its protein content and for a bit of crunch.

This is a delicious snack, pudding or small meal to have on its own.

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Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 120g uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 mangos
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 8 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 4 tsp poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Pour 400ml boiling water into a saucepan. Add the quinoa and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Whilst the quinoa is cooking, dice the mangos and deseed the pomegranate.
  3. Place the fruit from one mango in a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. When the quinoa has absorbed all the water, fluff it with a fork, then transfer it into a bowl.
  5. Stir in the mango purée and layer the diced mango, pomegranate, sunflower and poppy seeds on top.

Nutritional information

Each serving contains:

  • Calories: 412 kcal
  • Fat: 15.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 62.9g
  • Protein: 11.9g

 

 

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