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Crunchy Quinoa Salad

This Crunchy Quinoa Salad is tasty and healthy with a yummy crunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crunchy Quinoa Salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Leigh Anne

Ingredients

  • 1 c quinoa uncooked
  • 1 c red cabbage shredded
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 c carrots shredded
  • c cilantro chopped
  • ¼ c green onions diced
  • ½ c cashews or peanuts

Dressing

  • ¼ c natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa in a medium pan. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add quinoa, stir and cover.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork.
  • Cool.

Dressing

  • Place peanut butter and honey in a microwavable bowl and heat for about 25 seconds.
  • Add in ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, and oils. Stir until smooth.
  • Add dressing to quinoa to taste.
  • Add in remaining ingredients.
  • Garnish with nuts.
  • Chill or serve at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3105IU | Vitamin C: 18.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg