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Easy Chickpea Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

This Chickpea Thai Quinoa Salad is gluten-free, easy to make, and a deliciously healthy. This salad combines quinoa, chickpeas, carrots, cabbage and cilantro is is topped with a creamy peanut sauce for a quick meal. 

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Thai
Keyword easy quinoa salad, Thai quinoa salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 222.5 kcal
Author Mary Ellen


  • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups red/purple cabbage
  • 1 large carrot grated (about 1 cup)
  • .5 cup cilantro chopped

Creamy Peanut Dressing


  1. Add all salad ingredients to a bowl.

  2. In a separate bowl whisk the ingredients to make the peanut dressing. Add more veggie broth or water if you would like a thinner consistency. Note: you might not need all of the dressing. 

  3. Add dressing to salad ingredients and toss until combined. Salad will last in the fridge for about 3 days.*

Recipe Notes

*  If I'm going to store the salad in the fridge for a few days, I'll keep the peanut dressing separate so things don't get too soggy.

*  Nutrition info is for the salad only. Peanut sauce nutrition info can be found on my peanut sauce recipe page.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chickpea Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222.5 Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.75g6%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 9g38%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 11250IU225%
Vitamin C 30.5mg37%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.