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Asian Quinoa Salad

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Summary

Packed with fiber and plant-powered protein from quinoa and edamame, this salad is incredibly filling and super easy to make! Prepare it for the week by making it ahead of time — you’ll be happy you did when you’re low on time, plus the flavors are even better the next day!

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

Mandarin Dressing
 2 mandarin oranges (juiced)
 ¼ cup vegetable broth (unsalted, preferably homemade)
 2 tbsp organic rice vinegar
 1 tbsp organic tamari (reduced sodium or coconut aminos)
 1 dash ground ginger
 1 dash garlic powder
 Sriracha (optional, to taste)
Salad
 3 cups organic quinoa (cooked)
 1 shredded cabbage (10-ounce bag)
 1 shredded carrots (10-ounce bag)
 2 red bell peppers (seeded and diced)
 1 cup organic edamame (shelled)
 1 bunch green onions (sliced)
 cashews (or peanuts, optional)

Directions

1

Prepare the Mandarin Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Set aside.

2

In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients.

3

Pour the Mandarin Dressing over the top and toss to combine.

4

Divide the salad evenly among 4 bowls.

5

Garnish with nuts, if using, and serve.

Chef's Notes

Quinoa Conversion
1 cup dry quinoa will make 3 cups cooked quinoa.

Gluten-Free
Use gluten-free tamari.

Soy-Free
Substitute coconut aminos for the tamari. Substitute 1 cup sugar snap peas or green peas for the edamame.

Ingredients

Mandarin Dressing
 2 mandarin oranges (juiced)
 ¼ cup vegetable broth (unsalted, preferably homemade)
 2 tbsp organic rice vinegar
 1 tbsp organic tamari (reduced sodium or coconut aminos)
 1 dash ground ginger
 1 dash garlic powder
 Sriracha (optional, to taste)
Salad
 3 cups organic quinoa (cooked)
 1 shredded cabbage (10-ounce bag)
 1 shredded carrots (10-ounce bag)
 2 red bell peppers (seeded and diced)
 1 cup organic edamame (shelled)
 1 bunch green onions (sliced)
 cashews (or peanuts, optional)

Directions

1

Prepare the Mandarin Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Set aside.

2

In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients.

3

Pour the Mandarin Dressing over the top and toss to combine.

4

Divide the salad evenly among 4 bowls.

5

Garnish with nuts, if using, and serve.

Asian Quinoa Salad