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THAI QUINOA SALAD WITH SPICY PEANUT DRESSING

A salad so fresh and vibrant has quickly become one of my favourites! Quinoa is a great Low-GL alternative to rice and couscous, so I am always looking for new ways to use it. This Thai-inspired salad is a winner!

SERVES 4

SPICY PEANUT DRESSING

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1-inch ginger, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 red chili, deseeded & finely diced
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¼-½ cup coconut milk (depending on how thick you want your dressing)

WHAT TO DO

  1. To make the dressing whisk together peanut butter, ginger, garlic, chili, tamari, lime juice, coconut sugar and 1/4 cup coconut milk in a medium sized bowl until combined well. If you would like more liquid in your dressing add another 1/4 cup of coconut milk.

THAI QUINOA SALAD

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 head white cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 head purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large carrot, finely sliced or grated
  • 1 cup snow peas, topped and tailed
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, roughly chopped to serve
  • Garnish with lime wedges

WHAT TO DO

  1. Cook quinoa as per packet instructions & allow to cool.
  2. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Toss to combine and drizzle with spicy peanut dressing.
  4. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts and fresh lime.