Pomegranates now widely available are becoming a favourite for there high antioxidant properties. They score higher than blueberries on the antioxidant scale and contain powerful polyphenols which are anti-inflammatory substances and protect the body against cell damage.
How to eat them ! Split one open and simply pick and eat the seeds, kids love it!
Pomegranate Super Food Salad
100g quinoa (keenwah)
400ml boiled water
Low salt vegetable stock cube
150g green beans cooked and drained
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
Half red onion sliced
feta cheese crumbled
Baby spinach leaves
Toasted pumpkin seeds
Cook the quinoa in the veg stock for 20 mins, prepare the rest of the fruit and veg and add to the quinoa. Crumble over with feta cheese.
Make a dressing of 1tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, 1tbsp honey, 2g dijon mustard and a squeeze of lemon juice. Mix and pour over quinoa salad.