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Asian Inspired Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

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Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.
Servings 4 -6


For the Asian Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup frozen defrosted edamame
  • 1 cup shredded or grated carrot

5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

  • cup natural peanut butter at room temperature or melted
  • 1 garlic clove finely grated or minced
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoon rice vinegar or fresh lime juice
  • cup warm water
  • Hot sauce to taste


  • Place the quinoa along with just under 2 cups water and salt in a medium saucepan. Cover, bring to a boil, then turn to low and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli, cover and simmer on low an additional 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and allow to sit, covered, for 5 more minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, make the peanut sauce by whisking together the peanut butter, garlic, maple syrup, tamari, rice vinegar or lime juice and warm water until very smooth.
  • Fluff the quinoa and broccoli with a fork. Add the quinoa, broccoli, cabbage, edamame, and carrots to a large bowl. Pour over the peanut sauce and stir to combine.
  • Top with hot sauce if desired, then serve immediately or store, covered, for up to 5 days.


Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.
Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.
Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.