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Thai salad protein bowl is your perfect summer lunch recipe and we've included everything you need to keep yourself nourished. This salad is fun and easy to make. We mixed a bunch of flavours in a very unique way that we are sure you and your family will love.
First of all, let me start by saying that this is one of the quickest, healthiest, most delicious meals we've ever made. This Thai salad is ready in merely 20 minutes. If you have quinoa ready ahead of time, it will take you even less; maybe 10 minutes depending on how fast you can chop those veggies.
The idea was to make a super nourishing meal loaded with flavour and protein. But also have it be light enough that you can go do life after you've done eating. Sometimes, when we try to pack a lot of protein at once we end up feeling heavy and our bodies have a hard time digesting it.
This Thai salad will give you the best of both worlds. One serving of this delicious dish has about 24gr of protein! I know, that's a lot! It might not seem like it since it's a salad and we are only mixing a ton of veggies in a bowl.
But that's the trick when it comes to vegan food and protein. When you mix the right ingredients together you will not fall short on your protein intake. And in a lot of cases, it's a lot easier to get this combination right than what we think.
In our Thai salad, we have quinoa, tofu, and peanut butter. These three ingredients are great sources of plant-based protein on their own. When you mix them up, you have a beast of a salad!
For the salad, we are chopping red cabbage, cilantro, and mango. I really like adding fruit to salads, I think they add a very particular flavour that makes any salad taste gourmet. In this case, the sweet tangy mango will balance out the deeper earthier flavour of the red cabbage.
My favourite element of this Thai salad and what will bring all the ingredients and flavours together is definitely the dressing. The dressing is a bit tangy but it has that Asian accent since we are using peanut butter and soy sauce. It is very simple but incredibly flavourful.
For the quinoa
For the salad
For the sauce
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 508||From Fat 169|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||28.9%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15.2%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 68g||22.6%|
|Dietry Fiber 10g||41.1%|
|Vitamin K2 0.47µg||0.5%|
|Vitamin A 3430.82IU||68.6%|
|Vitamin B-12 1.44µg||24%|
|Vitamin B-6 1.24mg||62%|
|Vitamin C 129.58mg||216%|
|Vitamin D 100.22IU||25.1%|
|Vitamin E 4.3mg||14.3%|
|Vitamin K1 66.28µg||82.8%|
|Pantothenic acid 1.09mg||10.9%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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