This dish combines quinoa with the delicious flavor combination of sweet pears, tart pomegranate seeds and peppery arugula.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
2 cups baby arugula
2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Rinse quinoa under cold running water and drain. Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until quinoa is tender and all the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Place quinoa in a large bowl with arugula, pears, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, juice and vinegar. Stir to combine, then serve.