Thai Quinoa Salad

Here is a healthy, protein-packed Asian style quinoa recipe with a delicious peanut butter/sesame ginger dressing and a crunchy topping!

Ingredients for Thai Quinoa Salad

- Cooked quinoa - Shredded carrots  - Sliced red cabbage - Edamame - Cucumbers - Peanut butter ginger dressing

Cook Quinoa


Place 1 cup rinsed quinoa, 2 cups water, and a teaspoon salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 12 min. Fluff it with a fork.

Make the dressing


While the quinoa is cooking, place all salad dressing ingredients in a jar (or a small bowl) and give it a whisk until it is creamy.

Assemble the Salad

Place the cooked quinoa in a large salad bowl and top it off with all the rest of the colorful veggies.


Drizzle with Dressing

Pour the spicy peanut dressing over the salad and give it a gentle toss. Top it off with chopped organic roasted almonds and cashews with sea salt for that nice crunch!


Toss & Serve!

Be sure to check out the blog post on ingredient substitutions, pairing suggestions and other helpful tips including how to store leftovers.

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