Christmassy Quinoa


I thought I would enter a little contest through Kitchen Play this month + came up with a Christmassy Quinoa Salad! The sponsor for December’s contest is My Spice Sage + substitutions / creativity to deviate from the original suggested recipe was encouraged! Thanks!

Christmassy Quinoa (yields 2-4 servings)


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 ripe bosc pear
  • 1/2 seeds from pomegranate
  • 1.5 tablespoons Garlic Expressions or other tangy dressing


  1. De-seeding your pomegranate using my simple method.
  2. Core + chop bosc pear.
  3. Combine quinoa, pear, and pomegranate seeds. This is a cold salad.
  4. Drizzle with Garlic Expressions for a tangy delight!

Variation Ideas: This would also be fabulously delicious as a sweet salad with white chocolate drizzled! If you choose the sweet variation, drizzle just before serving! You could even make this a parfait with your favorite vanilla yogurt! So many variations!!


What’s your favorite way to eat quinoa? Ever eat it cold??


  1. 1

    this looks great! i like to put it in my tacos as a substitute for rice!

  2. 2

    Keeping with your holiday color theme, I bet quinoa would be tasty with cranberries…

    My family LOVES that Garlic Expressions salad dressing. We actually ship it down to Florida for my in-laws!

  3. 3

    I’m actually not a fan of quinoa (the horror!), but the colors of this make me want to make something similar with rice or risotto!

  4. 4

    Hi Katie,
    Finally I’ve found a Christmassy quinoa recipe. I love pomegranate , especially with yogurt for breakfast but I’ll try it with quinoa too.

    Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!


  5. 5

    YUM – loveeee me some pomegranates!! Your quinoa looks so pretty :)

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