Spicy Peanut Quinoa Salad
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This easy Spicy Peanut Quinoa Salad is vegan and gluten free and makes a healthy meal or side dish.
Serves: 6-8 Servings
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cups purple cabbage, finely sliced (I usually use ¼-1/3 of a head of cabbage)
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely sliced
  • 4 green onions, finely sliced
  • 2 carrots, grated or julienned.
  • salt to taste
  • spicy peanut sauce (see below)
For the Sauce
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce*
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1-2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced or pressed
  • 2-3 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 cup fresh basil (optional, but good)
  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  2. Combine all ingredients for peanut sauce in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Add cooked quinoa, cabbage, bell pepper, green onions and carrots to a large bowl, toss to combine.
  4. Add peanut sauce to other ingredients and stir until everything is coated in sauce.
  5. Taste and add salt if needed.
  6. Allow to sit for at least an hour before serving to allow flavors to meld. Can be served cold or at room temperature.
  7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
*If gluten free, be sure to use gluten free soy sauce!
Recipe by Fox and Briar at https://www.foxandbriar.com/spicy-peanut-quinoa-salad/