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Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad

Thai Quinoa Salad is a delicious, easy and protein rich with a delicious Thai peanut sauce.  Lots of color and crunch!

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean, Thai
Keyword crunchy thai quinoa salad, quinoa salad, thai quinoa salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 416kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup green onions diced
  • ½ cup cashews or peanuts

Dressing

  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter creamy
  • 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa in a medium pan. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add quinoa, stir and cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cool.

Dressing

  • Place peanut butter and honey in a microwavable bowl and heat for about 25 seconds.
  • Add in ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, and oils. Stir until smooth.
  • Add dressing to quinoa to taste.
  • Add in remaining ingredients.
  • Garnish with nuts
  • Chill or serve at room temperature

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6210IU | Vitamin C: 36.1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 4mg