This Spicy Peanut Quinoa Salad is vegan and gluten free. Awesome to make ahead and bring to a party.

Spicy Peanut Quinoa Salad

This easy Spicy Peanut Quinoa Salad is vegan and gluten free and makes a healthy meal or side dish.
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Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 Servings
Calories: 296kcal


For The Salad:

  • 1 cup quinoa uncooked
  • 2 cups purple cabbage finely sliced (I usually use 1/4-1/3 of a head of cabbage)
  • 1/2 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:


  • Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  • Combine all ingredients for peanut sauce in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Add cooked quinoa, cabbage, bell pepper, green onions and carrots to a large bowl, toss to combine.
  • Add peanut sauce to other ingredients and stir until everything is coated in sauce.
  • Taste and add salt if needed.
  • Allow to sit for at least an hour before serving to allow flavors to meld. Can be served cold or at room temperature.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


*If gluten free, be sure to use gluten free soy sauce!


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4330IU | Vitamin C: 34.4mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2.5mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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