This salad is inspired by the tasty flavors of Thai cuisine. The fresh mango and pineapple make this dish refreshing and juicy. Enjoy this salad as a perfect light dinner for a warm summer’s night.

Preparation + Cook Time: 40 minutes

Makes about 6-7 servings

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 C Uncooked Quinoa
  • 3 C Red Cabbage, shredded
  • 3 C Chinese Cabbage, shredded
  • 1 C Carrots, shredded
  • 1 can of Organic Corn
  • 1 C Fresh Diced Pineapple
  • 1 C Fresh Diced Mango
  • 1/3 C Roasted Cashews, chopped
  • 2 tsp Finely Grated Lemongrass
  • 1/4 C Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 C Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 C Mint Leaves, chopped
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 T Olive Oil
  • 3 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 T Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 2 T Honey
  • 2 t Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 1 T Orange Juice
  • 1/4 t Black Pepper
  • 1/4 t Galic, minced

Instructions:

  1. Cook the 1 C of quinoa in 2 C of water. Bring to a boil. Turn to a simmer for about 15 minutes until the quinoa is cooked. Let it cool and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the “salad ingredients” and stir until evenly mixed.
  3. In a separate container, mix all of the “dressing ingredients” with a whisk. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and mix evenly with a wooden spoon. Serve up!

Benefits of this recipe:

-Quinoa is loaded with Potassium and Magnesium which supports a healthy heart. Eating quinoa also supports bone health, a healthy digestive system, and contains disease-fighting antioxidants.

-Cabbage boosts the immune system, fights inflammation and arthritis, reduces osteoporosis risk, and promotes a healthy gut.

-Mango lowers cholesterol, clears the skin, helps eye health, alkalizes the whole body, helps with diabetes, boosts immune system and improves digestion.

-Pineapple boosts immune system, improves digestion, improves fertility, supports heart health, helps mental health, reduces inflammation, and prevents asthma.

The information on the benefits of the ingredients was researched from http://www.draxe.com and http://www.realfoodforlife.com

2 thoughts on “Fruity & Fresh Thai Summer Salad

  1. Alex, your recipes are always so tasty and healthy. I like the variety and the supporting information you provide, they are very educational and I look forward to receiving them in my email. Thank you for giving me insight into a healthy life and creating so many fabulous eating options!

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