Ginger-Soy Cabbage Quinoa Slaw with Almonds | Naturally Ella

One of the reasons I love cooking is the constant flow. Sure, there are recipes I never change. But, a recipe I may have loved years ago can also morph and chang into something new. This quinoa slaw is a perfect example. It’s a combination of two different recipes from the site that have worked themselves into one. Yes, it’s like a slaw but with the bulk of quinoa and almonds, it’s easily a lunch salad.

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Ginger-Soy Slaw with Quinoa

Preparation 10 mins 2017-11-18T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 15 mins 2017-11-18T00:15:00+00:00 Serves 4 servings     adjust servings Calories 223 kcal
Ginger-Soy Slaw with Quinoa | Naturally Ella

A tangy cabbage slaw that makes for an easy side dish or a solid packed lunch with help from quick cooking quinoa. 

Ingredients

    Dressing

    • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
    • 1/2 tablespoon ginger paste or finely minced ginger
    • zest and juice from one lime
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
    • 1 teaspoon sriracha optional

    Slaw

    • 2 cups loosely packed red cabbage
    • 2 cups loosely packed green cabbage
    • 1 cup shredded carrots
    • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
    • 1 cup thinly sliced green peppers
    • 1 cup cooked quinoa
    • 1/2 cup toasted almond slices

    Instructions

    1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. If you want a little sweeter- try adding more sugar.

    2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients through the quinoa. Toss and pour in the dressing. Toss again until the cabbage is coated. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes or more.
    3. Add the almonds, toss again, and serve.

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    Recipe Notes

    Recipe Notes

    Tips & Tricks: For a better flavor and texture, allow the cabbage/dressing to sit for an hour or two before serving.

    Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: cabbage, quinoa, soy sauce

    Nutrition: see the information.

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 223 kcal Calories from fat
    % Daily Value

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories2000
    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g

    Quinoa Slaw

    variations

    Sesame: I like to occasionally add a small splash of toasted sesame oil to the dressing and toasted sesame seeds in place of the almonds.

    Peanuts: Similar to the sesame variation, add a splash of toasted peanut oil to the sauce and a few roasted peanuts in place of the almonds.

    Grains: Swap the quinoa for really any of your favorite grains. I like the crunch of the cabbage and tend to shy away from chewier grains. Millet, freekeh, and bulgur all work well.

    Usage ideas:

    Summer Rolls: Use this quinoa slaw in summer rolls for an easy, hand-held wrap.

    Noodles: Toss this slaw with cooked udon or soba noodles for a solid cold-noodle salad bowl.