This healthy cold Thai quinoa salad makes a delicious light lunch.  You will love the peanut lime dressing! A great simple vegan/vegetarian salad for meal prep!

Thai Quinoa Salad

This vegan Thai quinoa salad recipe is fresh, easy, and bursting with flavor. The peanut lime dressing is totally addictive! Fast & great for meal prep.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Thai quinoa salad, vegan quinoa salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Natasha Bull


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 3 Persian (mini) cucumbers or 1/2 English cucumber chopped
  • Handful little tomatoes halved
  • 2 tablespoons red onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • 3 heaping tablespoons peanut butter
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Once cooked, set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, prep the veggies and herbs.
  3. Make the dressing by adding the dressing ingredients to a food processor and processing until smooth (I drizzle the water in while it's running).
  4. Once the quinoa is cool, add it to a large salad bowl along with the other ingredients. Toss and season with extra salt & pepper if needed.

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