Quinoa with Kale and Pomegranate

Okay, y’all. We are trying something new here. I’ve posted from my phone with limited success, but I may have better luck on my Nook. So here we go.

Well! Would you look at that. I can upload my phone pictures wirelessly! I’m so happy right now!

Now, about this recipe.

Quinoa with Honey Garlic Citrus Dressing
(topped with Pomegranate and Steamed Kale)

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (you can use other broth types or just water)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup kale, steamed
  • pomegranate, to taste
For the dressing:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (or preferred citrus)
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste
Cook the quinoa according to package directions, using broth in place of water, if you choose. Should take about 15 minutes total for it to finish. When it is tender and has a slight white spiral effect on the grain, it’s done!
When the quinoa is close to being done, chop and rinse your kale, then toss it into a steamer for 5 minutes or so. Don’t have a steamer or steam basket? I used a fine wire sieve that sets perfectly on my medium saucepan. Add a little water and cover.
As for the pomegranate, it was the first time I’ve seeded one. I used the water and bowl method. Basically, you cut an X on the top and place your hands and pomegranate in a large bowl of warm water. The warm water is more for the sake of your hands than anything! Carefully peel away the shell and thin membranes inside. The membranes will float and the yummy seeds should sink.
Now, toss the quinoa and kale with the dressing (which you basically just whip up in a small container). Add as much or as little pomegranate seeds as desired.
In the photo, this was served with a crusty roll. So yummy!

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