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Crunchy Thai Quinoa Recipe

Written By Lina

Crunchy Thai Quinoa Recipe
This delicious Thai flavored quinoa salad is full of savory tastes and textures. The ginger peanut dressing is absolutely decadent and adds the perfect amount of zest to the quinoa and vegetables. Serve as a side or a main course.


  • 1 cup quinoa, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 cup green onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Better’n Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl and set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together Better’n Peanut Butter, sesame oil, lime juice, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and salt and pepper.
Once quinoa has come to room temperature, add all the vegetables. Pour dressing over top and toss to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegan

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 8

Culinary tradition: Thai

Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is ¾ cup
Each serving = 4 Points+

PER SERVING: 177 calories; 4.5g fat; 24g carbohydrates; 8g protein; 4g protein