Fall Salad with Quinoa, Brussels Sprouts, and Pomegranate

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This is a hearty fall salad with bright flavors from pistachios, pomegranate seeds, Dijon mustard, and honey.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 ½ cups quinoa, rinsed and drained

  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth

  • 3 cups roughly chopped Brussels sprouts

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • cup white wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pinch herbes de Provence, or to taste

  • 4 cups arugula

  • 1 ¼ cups pomegranate seeds

  • cup roasted and salted shelled pistachios

  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese

  • 4 slices multigrain bread, toasted


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add quinoa and saute until it begins to brown and pop, 1 to 3 minutes. Add broth and cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer until all liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. While quinoa is cooking, place Brussels sprouts on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

  4. Roast Brussels sprouts in the preheated oven until browned and cooked through, but still firm, 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Mix remaining olive oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic, herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.

  6. Combine cooked quinoa, roasted Brussels sprouts, pistachios, and dressing in a large bowl. Add arugula, two-thirds of the pomegranate seeds, and two-thirds of the goat cheese and mix lightly.

  7. Portion salad into 4 bowls and garnish with remaining pomegranate seeds and goat cheese. Serve each with 1 slice toasted bread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

764 Calories
38g Fat
91g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 764
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 702mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 91g 33%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 61mg 307%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 1015mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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