A healthy lunch and a way to appease your mother’s desire for you to be “more Italian”?  This quinoa, fennel and pomegranate salad does it all.  For the recipe, check out my post on Marcus Samuelsson’s blog!

I am submitting this to Souper Sundays hosted by Deb of Kahakai Kitchen.

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36 Responses to Quinoa, Fennel and Pomegranate Salad

  1. Simply Life says:

    Oh I’m loving this combination of ingredients!

  2. So pretty! I love the bright green spinach peeking out from underneath 🙂 I’m a big fan of fennel too. What a great way to incorporate it!

  3. This is such a pretty salad! Yum!

  4. I also can’t handle raw fennel, but LOVE cooked fennel! Pretty salad!

    Camila Faria

  5. I love this salad! So refreshing and pretty!

  6. Pam says:

    Perfect lunch for school!

  7. sally says:

    I agree–cooked fennel is much better than raw, and I’m sure it is delicious in this great looking salad.

  8. Norma Chang says:

    Never thought of pairing fennel with pomegranate, great idea and what a pretty combination. I too dislike raw fennel.

  9. This salad is colorful and pretty! I keep buying pomegrante airls and I have to keep throwing them out. I have all the best intentions of using them, but I never do, so stupid! I had fennel for the first time this fall, and I love it, tastes like black licorice, but my family didn’t care for it. I’m book marking this recipe so I can make a big batch for lunches!

  10. Maria says:

    Love everything about this salad!

  11. could you please make me lunch (and dinner… and dessert) every day? I’m loving your recent veggie-full concoctions!!

  12. Pam says:

    I could just gobble up every single bite… it looks so good!

  13. MM says:

    Your mom cracks me up!
    Thanks for sharing this–I want to eat quinoa more often but only know 2-3 dishes for it.

  14. Katerina says:

    Very healthy choice. I am currently on diet so I appreciate such posts. Excellent provider of vitamins!

  15. Kristen says:

    That is a salad I’d love to bite into for lunch. What a fun flavor combination of tart and savory.

  16. I love the addition of the tarty pomegranate flavor. So good and fennel? Genius

  17. Hotly Spiced says:

    Quinoa is my new favourite ingredient. I’m cooking with it all the time. I think it works really well in salads. Your salad is so pretty with the pomegranate seeds. They give such a vibrant colour to the salad. I will make this!

  18. Would you believe I actually cooked quinoa for the first time last week? I’ve eaten before but never made it myself. I made a pilaf recipe from the package and it was delicious!

    I love fennel in salads. This looks wonderful.

  19. Maureen says:

    This is so attractive, almost like a work of art. Not quite too beautiful to eat because I definitely would!

  20. More Italian. Love it! haha :). Beautiful salad!

  21. Candace says:

    I have never had raw fennel before. We usually grill it. The salad looks beautiful, Joanne. I’m off to get the recipe.

  22. I love how the pomegranate sets the quinoa ablaze… gorgeous! The fennel providing the perfect textural contrast. Great salad Joanne.

  23. Such a wonderful combo! Looks fabulous…

  24. Michele says:

    That’s a gorgeous looking salad. I bet it’s delicious. I keep saying I need to make more salad recipes.

  25. That Girl says:

    I don’t think I’d ever thrown those three ingredients together on my own. Good thing I’ve got you!

  26. Hannah says:

    What a unique combination of ingredients! I almost never cook with fennel in the first place, and certainly wouldn’t have thought to pair it with pomegranate. Sounds like an excellent winter dish, though, especially with that quinoa. Who doesn’t like quinoa, after all?

  27. I love how fennel adds a dynamic flavor to almost anything it’s put in. The pomegranate adds a nice pop and color.

  28. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, I would love a big bowl of this right now!!!!! Blessings my dear one, Catherine xoxo

  29. Julie says:

    What a great combination of foods! Quinoa goes so well with so many things. Hope you are having a good week.

  30. great combo of flavors…I love fennel

  31. Oh yeah, this salad is just screaming my name! Yummers! 🙂

  32. This sounds so flavourful with the fennel and pomegranate! Interesting to know that fennel is used as a palate cleanser.

  33. Chris says:

    Had fennel at Craft Steak in Vegas last year. Yeah…it was not my favorite either but it was raw.

  34. So many great ingredients in one salad. Love the combination of the fennel and the pomegranate–yum! Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. 😉

  35. Kerstin says:

    You’ve reminded me that I haven’t made quinoa in awhile and I definitely should. Looks delish!

  36. Eliana says:

    Looks absolutely delightful Joanna 🙂

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