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