Thai Style Quinoa Salad

Take a trip across the world with this incredible quinoa-based salad
quinoa salad

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Blakely Trettenero, host of the Cooking for Bimbos and Hungry for Travels websites, is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orland. She also is a world traveler, having visited more than 30 countries, and is becoming a frequent guest on TV.

1
Servings
1088
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 1/2 Cup quinoa
  • 1/4 red cabbage head, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Cup thawed edamame

For the vinaigrette:

  • Juice from 3 limes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon honey
  • 1/3 Cup vegetable oil

Directions

For the salad:

Cook quinoa according to package directions. Put cooked quinoa in large mixing bowl. Add sliced cabbage, diced cucumber, shredded carrot, sliced scallion, edamame, and diced red bell pepper.

Here are some optional toppings:
• Chopped fresh cilantro
• Chopped unsalted peanuts
• Grilled chicken
• Fried tofu

For the vinaigrette:

In small bowl, mix the lime juice, minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, honey, and vegetable oil.

Add the vinaigrette to the quinoa and mix everything until combined and coated in the vinaigrette.

Serve in a bowl and add optional toppings.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
153g
100%
Protein
58g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
810µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
17mg
23%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
57µg
63%
Calcium, Ca
771mg
77%
Choline, total
151mg
36%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
36g
100%
Folate, total
918µg
100%
Iron, Fe
47mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
329mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
6mg
100%
Niacin
22mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
917mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
36µg
65%
Sodium, Na
3501mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
683g
25%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Thai Shopping Tip

To find the ingredients you need to cook Southeast Asian cuisine, try to find specialty grocery stores in the Asian neighborhoods in your town.

Thai Cooking Tip

Southeast Asian Cuisine is about the balance of flavors between sweet and sour; hot and mild. When working with Asian chiles, the smaller ones are usually spicier. Handle with caution and care.