Crunchy Peanut Thai Quinoa Bowl

Crunchy Peanut Thai Quinoa Bowl

 

Make this healthy “salad” for a delicious, nutrient-packed dinner. This dish is full of flavor with so many fresh ingredients. Make extra and have it for lunch all week! Quick and easy to prepare. Vegan and Gluten-free.

Cook Time:  15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/3 cup peanuts chopped

For The Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1-2 tbsp water to thin if needed
  • 1/2 lime

Instructions

1. Measure out your quinoa, and rinse it under cold water. Add to a pot with water, and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil, turn the heat right down to low, and let it cook for 15-17 minutes.

In the last 5 minutes of cooking the quinoa, add the shredded cabbage to the top of the quinoa, and place the lid back on. Remove from the heat once it’s done cooking, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.

2. While the quinoa is cooking, shred the carrots, chop the red pepper, green onions, and cilantro. Place in a large bowl and set aside.

3. When the quinoa and cabbage are done cooking, place in the bowl with the vegetables. Pour in the Thai ginger peanut sauce, and mix all of the ingredients together until well combined. Squeeze in the juice of half of a lime, mix one more time, and garnish with the chopped peanuts and cilantro.

 Thai ginger peanut sauce:

In a small measuring cup or bowl, add the peanut butter, fresh ginger, coconut aminos, honey, red wine vinegar, and sesame oil. Stir until the sauce is smooth and creamy. If you want a thinner dressing, add 1-2 tbsp warm water.

Ashley Tanner

Ashley is a healthy food advocate and soon-to-be holistic nutrition coach. She's passionate about healthy eating and balanced nutrition. She was diagnosed with Celiacs disease two years ago and loves to create easy and delicious gluten-free recipes that you can find on her blog.

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