Healthy Recipe: Thai Quinoa Power Bowl With Peanut Dressing

If you’re a fan of Thai flavors, this recipe is for you. High in protein, fiber, and flavor, it’s sure to become a much-loved dish! Pair with your favorite lean protein like chicken, fish, or for a meat-free meal try tofu.


For the peanut dressing:

⅓ cup creamy peanut butter, no sugar or salt added

3 tablespoons liquid aminos

3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon sesame oil

A pinch of red pepper flakes 

For the salad:

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 bunch lacinato kale (about 8 large leaves), thick stems removed and finely chopped

¼ medium red cabbage, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 

½ cup carrots, shredded

1 teaspoon cilantro, finely chopped

1 green onion, sliced

¼ cup (1½ oz/45 g) unsalted peanuts, chopped 


Place peanut dressing ingredients into a food processor and mix until well combined. 

In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, kale, cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, and cilantro. Drizzle with the peanut dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with green onion and peanuts and serve. 

Makes 4 servings. 


Calories 310

Protein 14 g

Total fat 18 g

Saturated fat 3 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Carbs 29 g

Fiber 7 g

Total sugars 10 g

Added sugars 4 g

Sodium 760 mg

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