Crunchy Thai Salad with Quinoa and Peanut Citrus Vinaigrette

It’s just me and I’m all about eating super#clean and #fresh... and #vegetarian so I’m #dishing up this #Crunchy #Thai #Salad with #Peanut #Citrus# Vinaigrette. I’m adding #quinoa for some #protein and lots of #peanutsto keep it interesting. And I’m making a whole bunch of it so I will have plenty of #leftovers. Ps.... this one also happens to be #vegan🤩. #nomnomnom.




Salad

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa

  • 2 1/2 cups English cucumbers, thinly sliced and halved or quartered

  • 1 cup carrots, cut in half length-wise then sliced on a diagonal

  • 1 red or orange sweet bell pepper, julienned

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 1 small head cabbage (about 2 – 3 cups), sliced

  • 1/2 cup peanuts

  • handful cilantro, for garnish (optional)

  • sriracha sauce, for an additional kick


Peanut Citrus Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, + more as needed

  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 garlic clove, grated

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

  • pinch of red pepper flakes or 1/2 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Dressing: In dressing container or small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the peanut citrus dressing (or shake if using a dressing container), set aside allowing the flavors to come together.

  2. Assemble: In a large bowl place all of the fresh ingredients - quinoa, cabbage, cucumbers, scallions, sweet pepper, , carrots and peanuts, pour the dressing over top the salad and toss well to coat.

  3. Garnish: Top with fresh cilantro and additional peanuts. give a healthy splash of sriracha sauce if you're looking for an extra kick!

  4. Enjoy!






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