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!

Thai quinoa salad

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!

Enjoy!

Thai quinoa salad

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Thai Quinoa Salad

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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.

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22 comments

  1. Yaaaaas! I LOVE shrimp! This dinner looks like absolute perfection! Definitely a beautiful option for any weeknight or even a special occasion! I must try it asap!

  2. I just cannot wait to try this Asian Shrimp and Broccoli! My mom is visiting from Europe now, and she enjoys Asian recipes the most. Now I know what to surprise her with. Thanks, Miryam!

  3. shrimp and broccoli has to be one of my all time favorites! A perfect pairing for those plump, juicy MDR shrimp!

  4. Oh wow, all those wonderful Asian flavors paired with that succulent shrimp ~ I won’t be able to think about anything else today! Love love love Marina Del Rey seafood, it’s the best :)

  5. Absolutely beautiful dish and those shrimp! Love quick, easy, delicious and healthy dinner ideas like this :)

  6. Miryam this looks absolutely amazing!!! I have so many busy nights during the week so 15 minute dinners are key! I’ll definitely be trying this!

  7. My life is based on quick, healthy meals and this is one that will go into regular rotation. I’m a big fan of Marina del Rey Wild Argentinian shrimp and I always have some in the freezer!

  8. Miryam this dish is beautiful and I love that it only takes 15 minutes to make! I know my family would love this and I’m adding it to the meal plan!

  9. I’m all over this quick and healthy recipe! Also isn’t Marina del Ray shrimp the best? We love them!!

  10. I love a quick and easy dinner! Having a shrimp option is a great way to change up our dinner menu. 

  11. Your photos are so beautiful, as always Miryam. And I love quickly this healthy seafood dinner can be put together!

  12. This looks like a fabulous easy dinner idea.

  13. Looks delicious and of course it would absolutely perfect with Marina del Ray’s shrimps.

  14. This is truly a recipe after my own heart! Especially since I cook and bake so much for work, when it comes to dinner for my family I just want it to get done as quickly as possible. This is a keeper!

  15. Shrimp and broccoli are so great together! Love this combo!

  16. I am amazed that the sauce is only 5 ingredients! You can do a lot with just a little when you know how to mix and match flavors, well done! This dish looks incredible. I have some shrimp in my freezer so I’m going to try it this weekend!

  17. You had me at 15 minutes and this looks AWESOME!

  18. I cannot wait to try this simple and delicious recipe!  We love the Marina del Rey shrimp too – and it’s so easy to make. The sauce sounds perfect!

  19. Amazing! This is definitely my kind of dinner ;-)

  20. You had me at 15 minute meal. Then shrimp. Okay you just had me.

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