Thai Quinoa Salad
Thai quinoa salad anyone? This salad is the bomb. I actually was meant to make this one with noodles but tried it with quinoa and oh boy!
I must say that I am loving quinoa lately. This Thai quinoa salad was just perfect. I kind of improvised with this recipe and I am so glad I did. My husband and kids loved it however my kids complaint that it was a bit on the spicy side. None the less they still ate it.
This salad was truly the bomb. I actually loved the crunch of the peanuts. Don’t skip them, unless you are allergic to them of course.
I made quite a bit of this Thai quinoa salad and I am so glad I did. Having the leftovers the next day was the best. I kind of had to hide it in the fridge so that I could enjoy them all to myself. Sometimes I have to do that with some of the leftovers. What the heck, I get to make the food so if there is a recipe that turns out great I should get to have the leftovers!
I think with this salad you can also add any other veggies of your choice. Maybe some peas as well as chopped peppers might be really good in this Thai salad.
Well there is not too much to elaborate on this recipe. It is truly a winner salad so I hope you get to make it soon. Sorry for those waiting on the quinoa cake recipe I made today. I promise that recipe will come next. Sunday to be exact!
Thai Quinoa Salad
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 6 servings
- 4 cups cooked quinoa, about 2 uncooked
- 4 organic eggs
- 12 oz broccoli slaw
- 6 oz shredded carrots
- 12 oz fresh organic broccoli
- 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
For the sauce
- 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce, less if you like
- 1/3 cup Pad Thai sauce, this is the one I always use
Cook quinoa according to package instructions. I always do in my rice cooker that I couldn't live without. It always comes out perfect in it.
Place the broccoli in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 6-7 until soft but not mushy. Make sure it does keep its vibrant color and some crunch. Alternatively you can steam it but the microwave works faster for me.
In a small mixing bowl mix the sweet chili and pad thai sauce and set aside.
In a large skillet, this is the exact one I used, add the olive oil, broccoli slaw and shredded carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes until they soften up a bit. Make some space in the middle of the skillet, pushing the broccoli slaw and shredded carrots to the side of the pan, and add the eggs. Scramble them in the middle of the pan and let them set for 1-2 minutes. Mix the eggs with the veggies making sure the eggs are totally cooked through.
Turn the heat off and add the peanuts, broccoli, quinoa, cilantro and sauce. Mix through and serve while still warm.
Yes, yes, yes! And more broccoli for me please!
Looks delish! I have just recently tried quinoa and have been looking for new recipes. As far as nutrition content..about how many servings do you get from one recipe?
6 servings at least :-)
yum, looks so good Miryam, i love quinoa too lately. it’s so healthy and i feel i’m full for the most part if i eat it with a protein. :-)
Looks OMG! I can’t wait for that quinoa cake! I’m intrigued! You are the queen of healthy interesting desserts!
This looks so good! I couldn’t find either type of sauce at my local grocery store. Is the sweet chili sauce the same as sriacha? I’m going to try to look for alternatives….
No it is not. Is like a sweet and sour sauce, like the duck sauce packages you get when you order Chinese food. Sriacha is a lot spicier than the sweet and chili sauce. I hope you can find an alternative :-)
Made this today…..Have never had quinoa before and this was awesome!!
I actually just finished eating this too. I am glad you liked it :-)
This dish is so delicious. I made it at 9:30 in the morning so I was eating it for breakfast.
Used toasted slivered almonds instead of the peanuts.
That is awesome. Thanks for stopping by :-)
Is the calories listed for 1 serving or entire recipe? Thanks! PS I LOVE your blog, AMAZING!
It is for one serving. Thanks so much :-)
Great, thanks! One more thing…. What setting do you use on your rice cooker when you are making quinoa?
I always use my white rice setting for everything like quinoa and brown rice. Surprisingly it works that way. I used the brown rice setting once and it took for ever!! The white rice setting work for me :-)
Has anyone tried this without the eggs as its not vegan with the eggs in it
Yes I have, and it is still great. I will make a note on that too. Thanks for noticing :-)
What is broccoli slaw?
Is like grated veggies like carrots, cabbage, broccoli etc
This looks delicious… Thanks!!!
How do you “cook” broccoli in the microwave? Do you add water or just place the raw broccoli on a plate?
I just place it on a plate w/ one tbsp on water and that is it :-)
I made this salad on Sunday, it truly is delicious. I feel that Chicken is the only missing ingredient, really any meat for that matter. I ended up adding a bit more of the sauce (I love sauce).
I would say serving size is close to 8 – 10…feel as if I made enough for a small army!
Thank you for posting, truly delicious!
So is this kind of a warm salad then? Do you reheat the leftovers before eating it?
Yes it is a warm one. I would reheated slightly and have warm for the leftovers :-)
I made this for dinner tonight. Paired it with a grilled chicken breast, even my picky eater husband eat it all. Didn’t add the cilantro ( can’t stand the taste) all in all will make it again.