Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Winter Opal® Quinoa Salad


  • 1 cup Pomegranate Arils (divided)
  • 4 ounce Goat Cheese (crumbled, divided)
  • 1/2 cup Pistachios (crushed or chopped, divided)
  • 2 cups Red Quinoa (cooked)
  • 2 cups Beets (pickled or cooked, chopped)
  • 2 cups Opal® Apples (corned, chopped)
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach (chopped)
  • Handful of Green Onions or Fresh Herbs (*optional)
  • Dressing of Choice*


Reserve two (2) tablespoons each of the pomegranate arils and goat cheese and one (1) tablespoon of the pistachios. Set aside.

Place all of the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss. Garnish salad with reserved pomegranate arils, goat cheese, and pistachios. 

Serve immediately.

Yields: 4 servings 

*Recommended dressing is a store-bought Champagne vinaigrette, which pairs well with the salty-sweet crunchiness of the salad. A lighter alternative is a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic on top of the salad.


Costco Connection. (2021, December).

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