SPICY CASHEW QUINOA CRUNCH SALAD WITH GINGER LIME DRESSING

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5 from 5 votes

SPICY CASHEW QUINOA CRUNCH SALAD WITH GINGER LIME DRESSING

This high protein salad is one of my FAVORITE salad recipes! I like to meal prep it and munch on it all week long. Its packed with tons of protein, colorful veggies, complex carbs, and healthy fats and fiber making it a full meal in itself. You're going to love it!

Ingredients

  • Spicy Cashews:
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ginger Lime Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 inch piece of ginger grated
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • a few grinds of pepper
  • Salad:
  • 1.5 cups each: shredded green and red cabbage make it easy on yourself and buy pre-sliced cabbage mix
  • 1 cup each: chopped sweet baby peppers edamame
  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken I used rotisserie
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1.5 cups bone broth can sub water or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup each: green onion cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350
  • Add your quinoa, bone broth, and a large pinch of salt to a small sauce pot and bring to a boil
  • Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 13-15 minutes until the moisture has absorbed then let rest for a few minutes and fluff with a fork
  • Toss your spicy cashew ingredients together and spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Roast for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through
  • While your quinoa and cashews are cooking, whisk together your dressing ingredients and chop up your veggies
  • Toss all of your prepared elements in a large salad bowl with your dressing (if meal prepping, omit the cashews and add when ready to eat)
  • Serve and ENJOY!

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is crisp and refreshing. I loved the hints of ginger in every bite. This keeps really well for lunches throughout the week and those cashews! Oh man! They almost did not make it to the salad. I used tofu as my protein, perfect combo. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    This is so so good!! An explosion of flavor and is the perfect amount of crunch, spice, tang, and feels so nourishing! Is also so great to prep and have bowls all week!

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