Thai Quinoa Salad

This fresh and crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad is covered with an amazing Thai peanut dressing. It’s naturally vegan and such a keeper for 15 minute meals and meal prep which the whole family will love.

Far shot of the Thai Quinoa Salad with Basil and a jar of Thai Peanut sauce in the background.

We all look for easy dinner recipes for family which will not break the bank. Yummy meals that are super easy to make and even the kids will love. Quinoa is my to go when it comes to healthy lunch ideas.

This Thai Quinoa Salad will make you really happy.

It is easy, packed with flavors, hearty, filling, satisfying, crunchy with the roasted peanuts on top and a must make for all your easy make ahead meals.

Closeup of the fresh salad ingredients.

 

With these nourish bowls, everyone will love veggies.

It’s one of those quinoa recipes like this Quinoa Taco Salad [vegan, gf] that gets everyone excited about quinoa.

Before we’re going into it, I’ll make you hungry just by knowing this:

Bowl of the quinoa salad with Thai Peanut Sauce

What’s in the Thai peanut sauce

  • coconut milk
  • peanut butter
  • garlic
  • red Thai curry paste
  • water
  • fresh basil

So I used my Thai peanut sauce recipe for this Thai quinoa salad which is seriously the best sauce I’ve tasted and made.

Poring the Thai Peanut Sauce over the quinoa salad.

How to make Thai Quinoa Salad

It couldn’t be get any easier than this quinoa salad. Just combine cooked quinoa, shredded carrots, edamame, bell pepper, optional scallions, shredded beets. Finally put chopped peanuts on top, put the Thai peanut dressing on it, and mix everything well until incorporated.

Divide on plates, or bowls and serve immediately or chill.

Note: The Thai Peanut Sauce recipe makes a big batch. Which is fantastic since I love my salad recipes with a good amount of sauce. Also I find myself often snacking it with a spoon. If you ever have leftovers, it will keep fresh in a sealed airtight container for around 5 days.

Poring the Thai Peanut Sauce over the quinoa salad.

All of this makes this dish a time saver for healthy meal prep. You can double the batch and keep it fresh for your healthy snacks on the go. It is just lovely as peanut dipping sauce for all your veggies like broccoli, carrots, celery and so much more.

Also seriously mouthwatering for all your veggie chips, burger sauce, sandwich spread, so versatile, dream big and enjoy!

This Thai Quinoa Salad is a must make for your quick dinners, if you plan make ahead meals. The flavors are even better when made in advance. A great option for any lunch box, bento lunch box, kids bento box.

Indeed it makes such a great side dish for all family members and lunch containers.

Closeup view of the Thai Quinoa Salad in a light blue bowl.

Tips and tricks for this simple Thai quinoa Salad recipe

If you plan this for your potluck ideas, you can easily make a double batch. You can make this Thai Quinoa Salad up 3 days in advance. Delicious and simple for your party appetizers it will complement to anything.

What’s really essential when making any quinoa salad? Right, fluffy quinoa!

I found out it makes any dish so much better. It’s my to go tutorial from the kitchen: How To Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa. Once I started to cook quinoa this way, I found myself not turning back to other quinoa cooking instructions.

Closeup view of the Thai Quinoa Salad in a light blue bowl.

Vegan quinoa recipes to try:

Citrus Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad

Southwest Quinoa Taco Salad

Mexican Quinoa Tortilla Soup

If you’re looking for more quinoa food look no further use the search bar type “quinoa” and enjoy more quinoa meals.

This Thai Quinoa Salad is super easy to make and naturally vegan, gluten free. It is all covered with the most delicious dressing you can ask you. Enjoy it for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunch and quick family meals. Even the pickiest kids will love it in no time. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #dinner #lunch #mealprep #bugdetmeals #worklunchideas #vegetarian #contentednesscooking #familydinner #kidsmeals #thaiquinoasalad

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Love seeing all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

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Poring the Thai Peanut Sauce over the quinoa salad.

Thai Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, salad
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Thai


Description

This fresh and crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad is covered with an amazing Thai peanut dressing. It’s naturally vegan and such a keeper for 15 minute meals and meal prep which the whole family will love.


Ingredients

  • 1  batch Thai Peanut Sauce with Basil, prepared
  • 3 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
Optional add ons:
  • 3 beets, shredded
  • 6 scallions, finally chopped

Instructions

  1. Just combine cooked quinoa, shredded carrots, edamame, bell pepper, optional scallions, shredded beets.
  2. Finally put chopped peanuts on top, put the Thai peanut dressing on it, and mix everything well until incorporated.
  3. Divide on plates, or bowls and serve immediately or chill.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 462
  • Sugar: 5.9 g
  • Sodium: 178 mg
  • Fat: 24.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 14.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.3 g
  • Fiber: 9.8 g
  • Protein: 19.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

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