Colourful quinoa salad with zesty peanut dressing


Enter spring with this colourful quinoa salad. It combines the comforting creaminess of peanut butter and the zestfulness of lime that remind me of summer cocktails. It also has plenty of raw vegetables. Make this salad for a busy week ahead. Enjoy for lunch, as a snack, or a side. Take along to friends or loved ones, as this way of using quinoa is sure to impress.

Serve with a side of lime. Or for coriander lovers, add a tad into the mix.

Colourful quinoa salad with zesty peanut dressing
Author: Jodie
Recipe type: Side dishes/Salads
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Serves: 6
A refreshing, comforting gluten-free quinoa salad with zesty peanut dressing.
  • 1 cup white quinoa (uncooked)
  • 500 grams vegetable stock
  • 1 cup spring onions, chopped
  • 2 cups red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 2 limes, juice
  • 2 heaped tbs peanut butter (either crunchy or smooth)
  • 1 tbs raw honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Peanuts
  • Lime slices
  • Coriander (optional; see notes)
  1. Add quinoa and vegetable stock to a saucepan. Cook until moisture is absorbed and quinoa soft. Set aside to cool.
  2. Whilst the quinoa is cooking, chop all vegetables (cabbage, carrot, spring onion) and prepare dressing. Add vegetables to a large salad bowl.
  3. In a separate small bowl, add juice of two limes, peanut butter, honey and sesame oil. Whisk to combine.
  4. Once cooled, add the dressing mixture to the quinoa. Stir through to combine.
  5. Lastly, add the quinoa to the salad bowl and stir through to combine.
  6. When serving, sprinkle with some peanuts and add an optional side of lime.
If you wish to add coriander, insert at step 2.


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Jodie xx


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About Jodie

(ANutr, GDipNut, BSc, BA) Jodie is the director of Moving Nutrition, a postgraduate university qualified nutritionist, personal trainer, ex-dancer and choreographer, and a new mum. Jodie specializes in mood (depression, anxiety, irritability, OCD), gut health, weight concern, and establishing a postive relationship with food. She is also knowledgeable in sports nutrition for recreational athletes and competitive dancers. The Moving Nutrition blog is here to educate, encourage and empower you to live your healthiest, happiest life, and is filled with simple, delicious, real food recipes. Jodie is on a mission to harmonize nutrition science and intuitive wellness. Stay in touch #movingnutrition Read More…

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