Quinoa Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
This quinoa salad with peanut dressing is a great crowd-pleaser and a make-ahead salad to keep on hand for the week. Serve atop a lettuce salad or as a side for a burst of flavor.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Quinoa Salad Peanut Dressing
Quinoa Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
This quinoa salad with peanut dressing is a great crowd-pleaser and a make-ahead salad to keep on hand for the week. Serve atop a lettuce salad or as a side for a burst of flavor.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Quinoa Salad Peanut Dressing
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 medium cucumber seeds removed and chopped 1/4″
  • 1/2 cup black beans low sodium (or 1/2 cup homemade)
  • 1 medium carrot cut into julienne strips or grated
  • 1 stalk broccoli chopped 1/4″
  • 1 hand full of arugula chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro mint, or basil chopped
  • 3 Tbl smooth peanut butter without salt
  • 3 Tbl rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbl tamari (or soy sauce)
  • ½ tsp hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic minced
Instructions
  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add quinoa and simmer briskly until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, hot red pepper flakes, and garlic. Add enough hot tap water (about 2 tablespoons) to thin the mixture to sauce consistency.
  3. When quinoa is ready, transfer it to the bowl, along with the veggies, arugula, and cilantro, and toss to combine. If the dressing seems too thick, add a little water to thin,
  4. Refrigerated for 30 minutes to intensify the flavor.

This recipe was printed from plantbasedcooking.com