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Thai Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Krista @ JoyfulHealthyEats.com
  • prep_time Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 45 minutes
  • category Category: Salad
  • method Method: Mix
  • cuisine Cuisine: Asian

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Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 1 cup of english cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 cup edamame

Spicy Sesame Dressing:

  • 6 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons tamari sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • ⅔ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoon honey

Instructions

  1. Add quinoa and water to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until the liquid is gone.
  2. Remove the quinoa from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Then fluff with a fork and add to a large serving bowl.
  3. To the serving bowl with quinoa, add red pepper, yellow pepper, green onions, cucumber, red cabbage, carrots, cilantro, peanuts (or cashews) and edamame. Set aside.
  4. To a small bowl, add toasted sesame oil, avocado oil, lime juice, tamari, rice wine vinegar, cilantro, ground ginger, minced garlic, sriracha and honey. Whisk the mixture until smooth and combined.
  5. Pour over the quinoa salad when you are ready to serve. Toss the salad to everything is coated in the dressing and combined.
  6. Serve.