Crunchy quinoa salad with Thai-inspired peanut sauce is a delicious, plant-based meal to prep for the week. Filled with a rainbow of veggies and feel-good ingredients.
Crunchy Quinoa Salad
This nutrient-packed crunchy quinoa salad is made with a rainbow of vegetables and tossed in a Thai-inspired peanut sauce. Plus its packed with plant-based protein and complex carbs, making it the perfect meal prep to stock your fridge with.
You can serve this salad as a main dish or side dish with your favorite proteins, like tofu, tempeh or salmon. I serve it cold or at room temperature, and it truly tastes better the longer it sits!
I try to prepare a nourishing salad weekly for my lunches, especially one that can be made in advance and enjoyed throughout the week. This crunchy quinoa salad is packed with so many feel-good ingredients, and can be made up to 5 days in advance.
You can serve it alone since both the quinoa and edamame provide some protein, but I love it with a side of crispy tofu or salmon.
What you’ll need to make crunchy quinoa salad:
- Quinoa- you can also sub your favorite grain, like farro, barley or wild rice
- Crunch veggies: red bell pepper, cabbage, carrots and scallions
- Roasted peanuts
- Homemade creamy peanut sauce- you can also use tahini or almond butter as a base
The Thai-inspired peanut sauce is one of my favorite dressings to keep on hand. I love it on salads, drizzled over tofu, or as a dipping sauce for summer rolls.
If you’re looking for a good nourishing salad, this quinoa salad always hits the spot. It’s the perfect meal prep to keep in your fridge for an easy lunch during the week!
I can’t wait for you guys to try it. You can tag me on Instagram if you do!