Pomegranates are bursting with flavour and nutrients!
Here’s a little nutrition tidbit for you: Pomegranates are rich in a phytochemical called ellagic acid which has been shown to act as an antioxidant and to fight cancer in the digestive tract. This nutrient also helps prevent cancer cells from multiplying!
This vegan Pomegranate Couscous Salad recipe was inspired by Chef Sammy Marsh’s Couscous Salad he created for POM Wonderful. I modified the recipe by switching out the refined couscous for higher fibre whole wheat couscous. I also reduced the olive oil from 1/2 cup down to 2 tablespoons and increased the amount of vegetables. And for you cilantro-haters out there, you can use parsley instead if you like (phew)!
You can sprinkle on some nuts, seeds or chickpeas for some extra protein for a balanced vegan meal. This salad works great as a side dish for your vegetarian proteins, fish or chicken too.