Quinoa makes a delicious base for a vegetarian salad filling enough to become a meal. The quinoa itself is a complete protein and it’s packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The recipe below adds colorful veggies, a tangy-sweet-spicy peanut-butter-based dressing, fresh herbs and crunchy roasted peanuts, making it a guaranteed showstopper.
I love how versatile this salad is. You can add chickpeas or pan-fried tofu to boost the protein, use any veggies you like or change up the herbs using mint or basil instead of cilantro. If you can’t eat peanuts, make it with almond butter and slivered almonds instead.