THAI PEANUT QUINOA SALAD

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Ingredients

Dressing

1/4 cup  soy sauce
1/4 cup  peanut butter
1/8 cup vinegar
1/8 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp hot sauce (or to taste)
1 tsp ground ginger

Salad

1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups cole slaw or broccoli slaw mix
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cucumber,diced
2 green onions chopped
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped (unsalted or lightly salted)Optional add-ins: cooked chicken, pork, shrimp or tofu

Directions

Combine all dressing ingredients in a small microwavable mixing bowl with lid.  Cover and cook on high 1 minute.  Stir or whisk until well blended.  Microwave another 30 -60 seconds if needed to blend well. Set aside.Prepare quinoa according to directions listed on package. To assemble salad layer cooked quinoa, cabbage,  bean sprouts, cucumber, green onions and peanuts. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley if desired. Drizzle with dressing to taste and serve.

Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

I ADJUSTED THIS RECIPE TAKING OUT A FEW INGREDIENTS I JUST WOULD NEVER HAVE IN THE CUPBOARD!

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