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Vegetarian Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 mason jars 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Vegetarian Thai Quinoa Salad has a spicy peanut dressing with quinoa, carrots, edamame, chickpeas, zucchini noodles and a topped with raw cashews! Ready in under 20 minutes, mason jar salad option.

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Ingredients

Thai Vegetable Quinoa Salad:

  • 1 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups half moon shaped cucumber slices
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup  edamame
  • 1 1/3 cups chickpeas
  • 2 cups zucchini noodles (about 2 zucchini)
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • optional: fresh cilantro

Peanut Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

Peanut Dressing:

  1. To a medium bowl add peanut butter, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, maple syrup, tamari sauce, fresh ginger, fresh garlic and red pepper flakes. Using a whisk, stir everything to mix up until combined and smooth. Set aside.

Thai Vegetable Quinoa Salad:

  1. To a large bowl add: quinoa, cucumber slices, carrots, red pepper, edamame, chickpeas, zucchini noodles, green onion and cashews.
  2. Pour dressing over top and gently toss to coat ingredients with dressing. Serve immediately.

For Mason Jar Salad Version:

  1. Assemble the Mason Jar Salads: (using for four 32 oz. mason jars with lid) Line up your mason jars. To each jar add 3 tablespoons of the dressing, 1/2 cup cucumber, 1/4 cup carrots, 1/4 of red peppers, 1/3 cup of chickpeas, 1/3 cup of quinoa, 1/4 cup edamame, 1/2 cup zucchini noodles, 1 tablespoon of green onions, 1 tablespoon of raw cashews. (optional: add fresh cilantro too)
  2. Put the lid on and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 mason jar or 2 cups
  • Calories: 433
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 96 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 53 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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