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Christmas Tree Salad



10 portion(s)


  • 150 g 3 mix quinoa
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 40 g walnuts
  • 1 orange
  • 2-3 scoops rocket and baby spinach, 2-3 handfuls:)
  • 1000 g water

Salad Dressing

  • 1 Orange rind, use from above orange
  • 30 g Evoo
  • 20 g Pure Maple Syrup
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 6
    Preparation 20min
  • 7
  • 8
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Recipe's preparation

    For The Salad
  1. Step 1

    Put 1000G water into TM bowl.

    Insert simmering basket and weigh in 150g quinoa.

    Cook for 18minutes, varoma speed 3.

    When cooked, drain well and place into salad bowl to cool thoroughly.


    Step 2

    Cut pomegranate into halves.

    Place into TM bowl and using chop for 5 seconds on speed 4.

    Remove arils. (see tip)

    Set aside.


    Step 3

    Place dried cranberries into TM bowl.

    Pulse on turbo for 2 seconds.

    Add walnuts and chop for 3 seconds on speed 5.


    Step 4

    Peel rind off of orange and reserve for dressing. Try not to get any white part as that may cause bitterness.

    Peel orange completely, then roughly cut into bite size pieces.


    Step 5

    Once quinoa has cooled, put into a salad bowl, along with pomegranate arils, cranberry and nut mixture, rocket and spinach and orange segments


    Step 6

    Place orange rind and mint leaves into dry TM bowl.

    chop for 10 seconds on speed 10.

    Scrape down sides and repeat if necessary.

    Add EVOO and maple syrup, mix for  seconds on speed 6.


    Pour over your salad and enjoy.



    Happy Holidays


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If you have over chopped your pomegranate, remove large pieces and add enough cold water to cover arils.


Scoop out all that needs to be discarded and you are left with lovely little christmas lights for your christmas tree salad.

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  • In step 6 you've missed out

    Submitted by Ezzat1983 on 17. January 2016 - 10:38.

    In step 6 you've missed out the time to mix the dressing for...


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  • We made this for our

    Submitted by JeffnJulie on 28. December 2015 - 10:24.

    We made this for our Christmas family lunch.  Very nice.  A little bit fiddly because of the multiple steps however this was the first time I'd used fresh pomegranate so was a learning experience for me. I'll definitely make this again.  Thank you for the recipe

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  • Thanks for the recipe. Made

    Submitted by kmdlharvey on 10. March 2015 - 19:51.

    Thanks for the recipe. Made this on the weekend. Good texture, added some malt vinegar and omitted the maple syrup so it wasn't too sweet. 

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  • Lovely salad to look at, and

    Submitted by CookieKwan on 26. January 2015 - 16:35.

    Lovely salad to look at, and even better to eat! Served it at our family lunch today and it was a hit, even among those who dislike salads and greens. I used pistachios instead of walnuts. Followed the recipe for the dressing and wanted more acidity (even though there is orange in the salad). An extra 45mL apple cider vinegar did it for me. Thanks for the recipe, will definitely make it again!

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  • Big hit at our Xmas party

    Submitted by LexPK1 on 9. December 2014 - 20:20.

    Big hit at our Xmas party last weekend! Very festive, tasty and great summer salad. Only thing was that the dressing didn't really turn out like dressing - more like a thick glob of all the ingredients. I'm not sure if I followed the recipe incorrectly or if it was meant to turn out like that. 

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