Asian Quinoa Salad in a Jar

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 4
Asian Quinoa Salad in a Jar
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1/2 cup Quinoa, uncooked (quinoa pilaf )
1/2 tbsp Olive oil (quinoa pilaf )
1/2 medium White onion (quinoa pilaf )
1 1/2 clove(s) Garlic (minced, quinoa pilaf )
1 cup Water (quinoa pilaf )
1/4 tsp Kosher salt (quinoa pilaf )
1/4 tsp Black pepper (quinoa pilaf )
3 tbsp Olive oil (dressing)
1 tsp Sesame oil (dressing)
4 tsp Soy sauce (dressing)
4 tsp White wine vinegar (dressing)
4 tsp Peanut butter, smooth (dressing)
1 tsp Ginger, dried (dressing)
1 tsp Chia seeds, ground (optional, dressing)
1 cup chopped Snow peas, raw
1 cup grated Carrots
8 tbsp Peanuts, roasted
4 cup, shredded Napa cabbage, raw


MAKE QUINOA PILAF: In a strainer, rinse the quinoa under running water for 60 seconds, until water runs clear; drain. In 2 quart pan on stove top, heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add onions and cook until soft. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add water, quinoa, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove lid, remove from heat, and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool completely.

COMBINE dressing ingredients in a bowl, stirring them with a fork. Distribute the dressing among 4 jars. Next add 1/2 cup cooked & cooled quinoa pilaf; use a fork to toss with dressing  until well combined. Level out quinoa for an even bottom layer.

LAYER the salad ingredients with snow peas on top of the quinoa, followed by carrots, peanuts and cabbage.

PUT A LID on the jar and refrigerate. Salad should stay fresh for approx. 4-5 days, depending on the freshness and type of ingredients used. Jars that include greens may have a shorter shelf life.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 395
Calories from fat 240
Calories from saturated fat 35
Total Fat 26.6 g
Saturated Fat 3.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.3 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 541 mg
Potassium 678 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.2 g
Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
Sugars 5.4 g
Protein 11.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.1
Meat Alternative 0.7
Vegetables 3.4

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