Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad With Ginger Peanut Dressing (Recipe)

Kelly Alexander
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This simple but delicious Thai quinoa salad recipe works great as a healthy and tasty alternative to a more traditional fried rice dish.

This is a really comforting meal that has lots of great flavors with the ginger, sesame, and coriander, and also a nice little crunch from the cashews.

This recipe calls for lightly toasted cashews for added flavor, but you are welcome to keep them raw if you prefer.

Quinoa can be sweet too! Indulge in this Coconut Cream Quinoa Breakfast Bowl With Fig, Pomegranate & Pecans (Recipe)
 

 
 

Here Is Your Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad Recipe With a Mouthwatering Ginger Peanut Dressing:

Serves 2
 

Ingredients:

For the salad

  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • ¾ cup shredded red cabbage
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander
  • 1 corn cob, kernels removed
  • ¼ cup fresh peas
  • ⅓ cup cashews (toasted or raw)

 

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup all natural peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut nectar
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • ⅛ cup water

 

Preparation

To make the dressing, blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Set aside until ready.

Place the quinoa in a saucepan or rice cooker and cover with 1½ cups water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the water has absorbed. Allow to sit for 10 minutes or so while you make the salad.
 

 
 
Place the cabbage, capsicum, coriander, corn, and peas in a large bowl and mix well.

If you wish to toast the cashews, place them on a hot grill for five minutes or so, turning them to evenly cook. Be sure to keep an eye on them and remove from the heat once they are golden.

Add the quinoa and cashews to the vegetables and mix everything together. Add the dressing and mix one final time to combine. Garnish with cashews and coriander to serve.
 
 

Enjoy Your New Favorite Thai Quinoa Salad Recipe!

This simple dish is quick and easy to prepare, but oh so delicious and nutritious! Enjoy the crunchy textures and the savory and sweet combination of flavors without any feelings of guilt.

You can indulge in this delicious Thai quinoa salad whenever you please because it’s chock full of nutrients and vitamins and taste!

Looking for more easy and delicious salads? Try this Rainbow Salad With Walnut Cilantro Dressing for Radiant, Glowing Skin (Recipe)

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Kelly Alexander

Kelly is a passionate writer, yoga teacher and raw/vegan chef who combines her love of writing with her forays into health and wellness. Kelly has traveled and worked extensively across the world in health resorts, detox centers, raw food restaurants and wellness retreats, sharing ways to live a vibrant, mindful, sustainable and inspiring lifestyle.

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