Thai Quinoa Salad

Do you eat carbs?
I do, but I am selective and limit servings.
Carbs give us energy but aren’t created equally. Choose carbs found in nature that contain fiber. (Avoid the crash & burn) My favs are sweet potato, oats and quinoa.
I ❤️ this Thai Quinoa Salad.
Make this on Sunday for lunches for the week or as a side dish.
I store servings in mason jars for grab-n-go.

(use food processor to save time chopping😉)

1 cup cook quinoa
2 cups grated carrots (~2 large)
2 cups grated purple cabbage
3 green onions, sliced
1 cup mint leaves, chopped
1 cup basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped

1 jalapeño, seeds removed, sliced (optional)

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari or coconut aminos
2 Tbsp honey (or pure maple syrup)

1 Tbsp fish sauce (optional)

1. Place dressing ingredients in small bowl and stir to combine
2. Place remaining ingredients (except peanuts) in large bowl. Toss to combine. Add dressing, toss agin, top with peanuts.
3. Chill for 1 hour. Serves 5.
*recipe courtesy of Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.

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