This healthy Asian Quinoa Salad is so easy to make and has a delicious Asian Dressing. Perfect for vegan lunches and dinners and naturally gluten free.
In my last post, I shared my Asian Salad Dressing recipe. Today, I’ve got an Asian Quinoa Salad that is perfect for it!
This is such a simple and easy to make salad, and also one you will find yourself craving. I started making this salad over six years ago and still love it. I love the texture from the sesame seeds and cashews, along with the kick of sweetness from the oranges and cranberries. It is just perfect for this time of year when I am trying to lighten things up.
I used to make it with spinach, which I love.
These days, I like to make it with kale, since kale holds up so well even after you have tossed it with the dressing. I don’t know about you, but there are some days where I need something that is grab and go and this salad fits the bill. (Yes, I even go ahead and add the sesame seeds and cashews sometimes.)
I did use mandarin oranges on the ingredient list, I especially love this salad with fresh orange segments. This time of year, I can usually find small oranges at the grocery store, but then I live in Florida and I know not everyone can find them.
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Asian Quinoa Salad
This healthy Asian Quinoa Salad is so easy to make and has a delicious Asian Dressing. Perfect for vegan lunches and dinners and naturally gluten free. I like to drizzle leftovers with a little extra dressing.
In a large bowl combine quinoa, kale, oranges, cranberries, green onions and parsley.
Toss with dressing and top with sesame seeds and cashews.
Serve at room temperature or chilled. Drizzle with additional dressing if desired.