Thai Rainbow Quinoa Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

If you ever feel bad about yourself, remember that I spend most of my weekends in my pyjamas, laying in front of my laptop binge-watching Game of Thrones while I eat bowls and bowls of this very salad like it is my job.

(((For the record, that’s a job I would adore. Where do I sign??)))

Thai Rainbow Quinoa Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Was that supposed to make you feel better? I don’t know, but I’m sure that this salad will.


Oh boy. OH BOY. This salad is what dreams are made of. THIS is the salad people mean when they say they could “live off just salad for the rest of their days” ((Again, where do I have to sign???)). This salad is the reason I’ve spent the past few days toying with the idea of doing one of those 12-step programs because I’m pretty sure that I’m addicted to it.

Thai Rainbow Quinoa Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

But at least it’s salad and not crack what I’m addicted to… it’s something to start, right?

Thai Rainbow Quinoa Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

If you like the flavors of Thai cuisine; quick meals which you can make in a jiffy (meaning that you get extra time to watch that GoT scene where Jon Snow strips off (ps: don’t tell mum I said that) and maybe that one when Robb gets to it too)) and healthy, colourful stuff that makes you feel all virtuous and mature when in reality you haven’t worn real pants for an entire week… THIS SALAD IS FOR YOU!

Thai Rainbow Quinoa Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Crunchy veggies with crispy tofu bites, juicy mango chunks, salty chili-lime peanuts (that is if you actually remember to buy them… I mean I could have gone to the store, but putting on pants didn’t sound all that enticing, hence the lack of peanuts today… but you guys are welcome to include them), all dressed with a creamy-dreamy sweet & spicy peanut dressing… see? Looks like you’ll all have to sign up for the 12-step program with me.

Now that we’re at it, I might have to look for one to cure my GoT obsession too.

Thai Rainbow Quinoa Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

But let me get back to the salad. You know how I feel x10000 times more productive when I actually make nutritious meals (because apparently you cannot survive on peanut butter toast alone ah) so bare with me while I list you the healthy benefits of this salad:

Thai Rainbow Quinoa Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

  • Perfect combo of low gi carbs (yay quinoa!), lots of plant-based protein (quinoa, tofu, peanuts and soy yogurt!), healthy fats (gotta love these peanuts!), healthy natural sugars (thanks sweet mango!) and lots of fiber (K, C, B6, A, biotin…) thanks to all those fresh veggies!
  • Best part of rainbow salads besides how gorgeous they look? They’re jam-packed with lots of vitamins! This one contains lots of vitamin C, A, K and B6 to name a few. 

 

  • Thai Rainbow Quinoa Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

You know you want a bowl *wink wink*. Get cooking!

Thai Rainbow Quinoa Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Thai Rainbow Quinoa Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
Serves 2
The flavor and texture combination in this salad make it highly addictive. The only thing you'll want to have for lunch!
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Ingredients
  1. 300 grams "crack tofu"
  2. 1/2 ripe mango
  3. 1/2 cucumber
  4. 1 carrot
  5. 1/4 red bell pepper
  6. 1/4 head of purple cabbage
  7. 1/4 head of cabbage
  8. a handful of chili-lime peanuts (optional)
  9. a handful of cherry tomatoes
  10. 100 grams dry quinoa
For the peanut dressing
  1. 150 grams soy yogurt
  2. 40 grams natural peanut butter
  3. 20 grams tamari sauce
  4. a drizzle of sriracha, according to taste
To garnish
  1. fresh cilantro, lime juice...
Instructions
  1. Cook the tofu according to instructions from the post linked.
  2. Rinse quinoa and cook it according to your package instructions.
  3. Chop all the vegetables and toss them in a bowl along with the peanuts, cooked tofu cubes and quinoa.
  4. For the dressing, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Pour dressing over salad and garnish with fresh cilantro and a drizzle of lime juice.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. This recipe makes more dressing that you'll need. You can use the leftovers to dip carrot sticks or dress any other salad or stir-fry!
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I hope you all have a great weekend!

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14 Comments

  • Reply whiskandshout February 22, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Yum! This is so colorful and looks totally delicious :) Your weekend plans sound perfect to me, okay!

  • Reply rubyredapron February 22, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Your salad looks so beautiful! I wouldn’t mind eating this every day like its my job. :)

  • Reply Aimee / WallflowerGirl.co.uk February 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Love how colourful this is! Beautiful <3

  • Reply aspoonfulofnature February 22, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Can I just say how beautiful an colourful are your pictures?? LOVE your blog <3

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) February 22, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    My weekends look really similar to yours, only missing that salad. I KNEW I was doing something wrong!

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com February 22, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    This is so gorgeous! I’d happy live off of it too!

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com February 23, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    This salad is indeed what dreams are made of – colorwise and tastewise! Love all the textures and flavors in this!

  • Reply Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness February 24, 2015 at 5:03 am

    If you find out where to sign up, let me know!! I’d take a job like that any day. But until then, I’ll just have to make this salad – holy yum!! That looks soo colorful and delicious!

  • Reply Thalia @ butter and brioche February 24, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Healthy salads like this frequent my weeknight meal planner – so this recipe is perfect for me. It looks so delicious, vibrant and flavoursome!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen February 24, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Wow! That dressing looks so good I want to bathe in it! I can imagine loving that salad, but that dressing? Girl, that is MINE!

  • Reply danguole February 26, 2015 at 4:59 am

    This is just so pretty! Down with pants, up with salad. Especially colorful and spicy salad… Those are my favorite.

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite March 3, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    YESSSS. This is a beautiful salad Consuelo!! And totally in love with this spicy peanut dressing! I want to slather it on anything and everything!

  • Reply superfitbabe March 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Gorgeous salad! Looks healthy and delicious!

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