Protein Rich Thai Quinoa Salad

Protein Rich Thai Quinoa Salad


Quinoa 2 Cups cooked
Red Peppers 2
Snow Peas 1 Cup
Red Cabbage 1/2
Green Onions 6
Roasted Salted Cashews 1 Cup
Cilantro 1 Bunch

Peanut Dressing

Peanut Butter 1 Cup
Coconut Sugar or Brown Sugar 4 Tablespoons
Coconut Aminos or Tamari 4 Tablespoons
Limes 3
Fresh Garlic 4 Cloves
Fresh Ginger 2-3 teaspoons
Hot Water


A lot of protein in this salad with the quinoa, peanut butter & cashews (you could also add salmon, chicken or tofu to make it a full meal.

This also makes a lot Dressing I kept the extra it in the fridge and used it for dipping sauce for Spring Rolls.

The Coconut Aminos I used in place of Soy Sauce, and I found them at Trader Joes.

  1. Cook the Quinoa according to the package, its usually about 15 minutes.  Set aside to cool (it helps to spread it out).
  2. Make the Dressing by squeezing the Limes, crushing the Garlic, Grating the peeled Ginger add to the other ingredients except the Water, that you will use to thin the Dressing to the desired consistency.
  3. Shred the Red Cabbage, cut the Red Pepper. Thinly slice the Snow Peas. Dice the Green Onions and finely dice the Cilantro.
  4. Add Water to the Dressing to get a little thinner.  Mix enough Dressing through the Quinoa to coat it all, them mix all the remaining ingredients together, add a little more Dressing if you like.
  5. Serve with Lime wedges.




15 min


15 min



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