Thaï quinoa salad

26 Jun, 2020 | À La Carte, Savoury touch | 8 comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Winter has settled in Melbourne but I still love salads and I enjoy making them as soon as a ray of sunshine appears. As I have a crush for quinoa and Thaï cuisine, I wanted to make a tasty salad with crunchy vegetables and a little gourmet sauce. Depending on the season, don’t hesitate to reproduce the same recipe with other vegetables such as fennel, white cabbage, diced roasted squash etc.

The Thaï touch is brought by the peanut butter salad dressing. If there are allergies, you can replace the peanut butter by another oilseed puree (cashew nut, almond), it will have a less pronounced flavor but you will keep the smooth side of the sauce 😉

And if you don’t like quinoa, don’t hesitate to replace it with another cereal, bulgur or rice will be perfect too 😉

And now, it’s time to cook![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1590998900486{border-top-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;padding-right: 1px !important;border-left-color: #eeeeee !important;border-top-color: #eeeeee !important;border-bottom-color: #eeeeee !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1590116161687{padding-right: 13px !important;padding-left: 13px !important;}”][vc_column_inner][vc_single_image image=”3923″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1592887737886{border-bottom-width: 1px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;border-bottom-color: #eeeeee !important;}”]

Thaï quinoa salad

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Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 150 g quinoa
  • 1/2 red cabbage
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 red onion
  • 50 g cashew nuts

For the Thaï sauce:

  • 60 g peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp water

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  1. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet and then refresh under cold water. Drain and set aside in a salad bowl.
  2. Peel the carrots and seed the capsicum. Thinly slice the carrots, capsicum, red cabbage and red onion. Coarsely crush the cashew nuts. Mix with the quinoa.
  3. For the Thai salad dressing: put the peanut butter and honey in a bowl and spend 30 seconds in the microwave. Mix well and then add the rest of the ingredients. Season if needed and spread it over the salad.

Enjoy your meal![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1590116161687{padding-right: 13px !important;padding-left: 13px !important;}”][vc_column_inner][vc_single_image image=”3922″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Find more savoury and sweet recipes on my blog and feel free to follow me on my Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest pages @alacartedele.

Always available if you have any questions 😉 and don’t hesitate to share with me your recipes too, cooking is always a matter of sharing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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  1. Alice

    Sounds delicious! Perfectly the type of food that I like: Vegan, healthy, easy to digest! Thanks for sharing that wonderful salad!

  2. Bob

    Your pictures are beautiful !! 😍

    • Eléonore - A la carte d'Elé

      Hello Bob! Thank you for your comment about my pictures 😉 it’s lovely! That’s my goal to make you drool! 😉 Have a beautiful weekend!

  3. Adelie

    Encore une recette que je vais tester très prochainement tellement ça a l’air appétissant. Bravo!

    • Eléonore - A la carte d'Elé

      Merci Adélie, oui elle est canon cette recette et super healthy ! J’adore le petit goût de peanut butter 😉 Bon week-end !

  4. Raquel

    Hello eleonore I wanted to congratulate you for your work. You are bubbly and a source of well-being. Good continuation…


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