Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad

24 01

Boy oh boy, do I have a new yummy salad for y’all! It is SO tasty, healthy and easy to make! I love a crunchy salad and this does not disappoint with two types of cabbage and carrots. AND yes, I am all about adding quinoa to a salad. It makes it feel more hearty and is packed full of protein! Mix it up with a yummy sesame ginger dressing and it’s chef’s kiss!

I typically make this salad for dinner and add a protein on top like salmon or flank steak. This is also a meal the entire family can enjoy. For my toddlers I pull out avocado, edamame and quinoa. They love it! Added bonus, this recipe is gluten free.

See below for the ingredient list and steps to make. Enjoy!


Ingredients

Salad

1/2 red cabbage chopped

1/2 green cabbage chopped

1 cup quinoa cooked

3 large carrots peeled & sliced

1/2 large english cucumber diced

1 avocado diced

1 bag edamame

1/4 cup cilantro chopped

2 green onion chopped

Dressing

2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 Tablespoons rice vinegar

1 Tablespoon tamari

2 teaspoons honey

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oi

½ teaspoon ground ginger

2 garlic cloves minced

Cracked black pepper


Steps

{serves 4}

1. Cook quinoa. Follow instruction on packaging. Note: I cook in chicken broth rather than water for more flavor.

2. Heat up frozen edamame. Follow instructions on the bag. Note: I place mine in water and heat using a microwave.

3. While quinoa cooks, cut up all of your remaining salad ingredients.

4. Whisk together the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

5. Place all salad ingredients into a large bowl: cabbages, carrots, avocado, edamame, cilantro, green onion and quinoa. Note: you can have the quinoa warm or cold (cooked prior).

6. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Enjoy!


sesame ginger quinoa salad
sesame ginger quinoa salad
sesame ginger quinoa salad
sesame ginger quinoa salad
sesame ginger quinoa salad

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