RECIPE: Aussie Christmas Salad

I’ve been looking for a few new salad recipes.  I love Donna Hay’s recipes but this one had a few ingredients I didn’t have so I substituted and it was delicious.  We loved the flavours and the colours are perfect for a hot Aussie Christmas.  If you’re after a new salad, give this one a try;

Quinoa Salad Recipe

RECIPE: Aussie Christmas Salad


  • 2 cups White quinoa
  • 750ml Water
  • 3 bunches asparagus, trimmed, blanched and chopped
  • 100g Fetta cheese
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • Cracked pepper
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Place the quinoa and water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and reduce heat to low.
  2. Cook for 12 minutes or until almost tender.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to steam, covered, for 5 minutes or until tender and the water has absorbed. Set aside to cool.
  4. To make the pomegranate dressing, place the honey, balsamic glaze, oil and water in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Place the cooled quinoa and half the dressing in a bowl and toss to combine.
  6. Top with the asparagus, fetta cheese, pomegranate seeds, and almonds.
  7. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and sprinkle with pepper to serve.