Quinoa Crunch Salad?
With lots of crunchy contemporary veggies like carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, and edamame?
Plus juicy contemporary mango?
And fluffy quinoa tossed with just a couple of handfuls of chili lime cashews?
Covered in a just-the-right-amount-of-spicy peanut dressing?
Um, permit me think. HARD YES.
Ingredients for Quinoa Crunch Salad.I’m an enormous fan of crunch salads – see also this Thai Noodle Salad that’s so punchy and delicious that it nonetheless visits me in my goals sometimes, and the Crunchy Shrimp Salad that’s simply an excuse to devour these home-fried wonton strips on top, after which this Cashew Crunch Saladwhich was the cold, sweet-and-savory magic I had to get via my summer time pregnancy – entire with retro chow mein noodles and everything.
This crunch salad is now not any exception to the Lindsay-Loves-Crunch-Salads Rule. It is a rainbow to behold.
Bonus is the reality that a lot of our fundamental meals have been bought – for a steal – on the grocery shop cherished by everybody and their mom: ALDI.
Ingredients for Quinoa Crunch Salad in a blending bowl.
My private favourite factor about ALDI is that I can AFFORDABLY inventory up on the wholesome consuming basics, adding organics simply due to the actual fact life is awesome. Like, we’re speaking multi-huge-bags of quinoa, dried mangoes, canned beans, and chili lime cashews which are sitting in my pantry aka basement.
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Quinoa Crunch Salad in a bowl.
I recognise technically we’re to now not Friday’s meal prep recipe yet, but might I mean this recipe, in little (er, HUGE) pre-portioned containers, ready for you for lunch this week?
Quinoa Crunch Salad in bowls.
Fresh veggies, powerhouse quinoa, peanut dressing and bites of crunchy and sweet… you have been made for this moment.
CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO FOR HOW TO MAKE QUINOA CRUNCH SALAD:
quinoa crunch salad with peanut dressing
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Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 15 minsYield: 6 vast servings 1x
Quinoa Crunch Salad! Crunchy rainbow veggies, juicy contemporary mango, fluffy quinoa, chili lime cashews, and a few creamy peanut dressing.
2–3 cups shelled edamame
2 cups Simply Nature Organic Quinoa
1 cucumber, diced
1–2 bell peppers, diced
2 ripe mangoes, diced
3 carrots, shredded
half a head of purple cabbage, shredded
sliced almonds, peanuts, cashews, etc. (I used the addicting Southern Grove Chili Lime Cashews from ALDI)
1/2 cup Simply Nature Creamy Peanut Butter
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar (white distilled or rice vinegar)
1/4 cup sesame oil
1–2 tablespoons chili paste like sambal oelek
2 tablespoons honey
1 clove garlic
1 knob of contemporary ginger, peeled
Cooked stuff: Cook the quinoa and edamame according to bundle directions.
Veggies: Chop everything up. It will take a bit bit while. Put on some nice track and pale a candle and a tumbler of wine wouldn’t hurt.
Dressing: Give all of it a whirl within the meals processor or blender.
Serve: Assemble person salads, or toss all of it together.
If You Want To Be Extra: This is actually nice with a handful of dried fruit thrown within the mix. Dried mango, golden raisins, dried cherries… all nice choices.
I saved all of the veggies collectively in a single container, but I saved the quinoa and the dressing separate. It ought to final you for the week!
If you discover your self with further dressing (I by no means do, but I’m a dressing hog), you could also freeze it for one other time!
If you desire to be very methodical about it and make certain you get your 6 servings balanced out, you’ll use about 3/4 cup quinoa, 1/4 cup dressing and 1+ cup veggies per salad.
Most of the energy come from the quinoa and dressing. To make this a lower-calorie salad, use much less dressing or upper veggies than quinoa.