Thai Quinoa Salad Recipe


Combine quinoa, carrots, purple cabbage, onions, chicken (optional) with flavorful herbs and Cook’s Delight® bases for this popular Thai salad that is packed with protein and goodness. Cook’s Delight® Mushroom Stock Concentrate and Organic Vegetable Base are available on Amazon in individual quantities.

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Southeast Asian
This Recipe Is:
8 Lunch Made with Chicken or without for Vegetarian, Plant based Cook’s Delight® Mushroom Stock Concentrate  and Organic Vegetable Base


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa - rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp Cook's Delight® Organic Vegetable Base
  • 2 cups purple cabbage - thinly sliced
  • 2 cups carrots - grated
  • 3-4 green onions - sliced (use whole green onion)
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves - chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro - chopped
  • 1 seeded jalapeno pepper - minced
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts - shredded
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts - chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Cook’s Delight® Mushroom Stock
  • 2 Tbsp honey

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Step 1

If making with chicken, cook chicken breasts and shred with fork. Set aside and cool.

Step 2

In a medium sauce pan, stir Cook's Delight® Vegetable Base into water. Add quinoa and bring to boil over high heat.

Step 3

Stir. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Step 4

Fluff with a fork and transfer to a bowl large enough to hold all remaining ingredients and cool.

Step 5

While quinoa is cooking, combine olive oil, lime juice, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Cook's Delight® Mushroom Stock Concentrate and honey in a bowl. Stir and set dressing aside.

Step 6

After the quinoa is cool, add the cabbage, carrots, green onions, basil, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and shredded chicken and toss to combine.

Step 7

Add the dressing to the bowl of ingredients and toss. Taste and season additionally, if desired.

Step 8

Chill salad and top with peanuts before serving.

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