Thai Quinoa Salad

Thai Quinoa Salad

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This recipe is a potluck go to. The recipe is easy and it makes a large batch so it’s great for feeding a crowd. I used peanut butter in this recipe but you can use almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a slightly different taste. The only recommendation I make: please don’t substitute the red pepper with green pepper – the red pepper gives the salad a sweetness that is just right! 

A quarter of a cup of uncooked quinoa contains approximately 6 grams of protein – making this whole batch clock in at 24 grams. I recommend my clients aim for 25-30 grams of protein at a meal so you will have to add an additional protein source to this recipe (both chicken and chickpeas work great). 

Thai Quinoa Salad
Serves 8
A crowd pleasing, flavourful quinoa salad with a thai twist.
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329 calories
31 g
4 g
20 g
9 g
4 g
148 g
109 g
5 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
148g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329
Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g
30%
Saturated Fat 4g
21%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 109mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 5g
21%
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
23%
Vitamin C
92%
Calcium
5%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  2. 2 red bell peppers, diced
  3. 1/2 red onion, diced
  4. 1 14 ounce bag of coleslaw
  5. 1/4 cup green onion, diced
  6. 1/2 cup cashews
Dressing
  1. 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter of your choosing)
  2. 1/2 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  3. 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  4. 2 tablespoons sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Rinse and cook quinoa as per directions on the package.
  2. Combine red pepper, red onion, green onion, coleslaw and cashews in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Add cooked quinoa to the bowl with vegetables.
  4. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl or small blender cup and whisk or blend until well mixed.
  5. Pour dressing over salad and mix thoroughly.
  6. Refrigerate and enjoy salad chilled.
Notes
  1. Feel free to change up the nut butter and nuts in this recipe for a slightly different twist of flavours.
Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen
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calories
329
fat
20g
protein
9g
carbs
31g
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Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen
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