When I find something I love to eat, I eat a lot of it.  Take for example quinoa- it has surfaced a lot in my cooking.  Also, take for example peanut sauce and asian cuisine- I can’t get enough!

So, when I was walking through whole foods and saw a salad similar to this, I about hit the floor.  How did I not think of this?  This salad seriously combines everything I have been craving over the past month.  I mean, I had the slaw, I had the quinoa, and I had a crazy good peanut dipping sauce- why not combine them all?

And combine them I did.

So long mayo-based slaw, I may never eat you again.

What’s also great about this dish is that with the added quinoa- one could conceivably eat this as a meal.  In fact I did- twice.

Quinoa Asian Slaw
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Recipe type: Side Dishes
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • ½ cup carrots
  • ¼ cup green onions
  • ¼ cup green pepper
  • sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 2-3 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
Instructions
  1. In a pot, combine rinsed quinoa with the water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and let sit for 15 minutes until all the water has been absorbed. Combine with cabbage, onions, and peppers in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients. Pour over slaw mixture and stir well to combine. Cover, refrigerate and let cool for 1-2 hours until quinoa is cold and flavors have had a chance to blend together. Eat as a side or as a whole meal!

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