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Sunlight Slaw with Quinoa

Sunlight Slaw with Quinoa


As guaranteed! Here’s the first salad made with my brand-new salad dressing obsession. It’s vibrant, nutrient-rich and full of fresh flavor. The creamy yogurt-based honey-mustard dressing straddles the line in between creamy and vinegar-based slaws, and quinoa moderates the crunch.

This slaw is rejuvenating and special, and I can’t keep going back for more. It’s the ideal recipe for making with your remaining veggies, given that you can utilize any mix you ‘d like.

This dish is helping me meet my resolution to consume more cruciferous veggies this year (believe cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and so on), since they’re exceptionally nutritious.

Before you get going, I have some recipe notes for you. If you want to save some prep time, you can utilize store-bought slaw mix rather of shredding your own vegetables.

You can likewise leave out the quinoa, for simpleness’s sake or for a more conventional slaw texture. You might require a little less dressing than recommended, however that’s simple enough.

Initially, I couldn’t choose if I liked cilantro or parsley better, so I noted them both as choices. I preferred the cilantro in leftovers but I understand a few of you can’t stand the stuff, so if that’s the case, usage parsley. I like this slaw best the day it’s made, but leftovers load excellent for lunch.

If you’re a fan of my basic seedy slaw, quinoa broccoli slaw or crispy Thai peanut salad, you’re going to like this one!

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Sunshine Slaw with Quinoa

  • Author: Cookie and Kate
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes (plus 20 minute rest)
  • Yield: 6 side servings 1 x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop and by hand
  • Food: American

This healthy quinoa slaw recipe is bursting with nutrients and fresh taste! Yogurt-based honey-mustard dressing brings everything together. Dish yields 6 generous side servings.



  • 1/2 cup quinoa, washed in a fine-mesh colander (or 1 1/2 cup s remaining prepared quinoa)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) or sunflower seeds
  • 8 cup s combined shredded vegetables (green or red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and/or carrots, or use about 20 ounce s store-bought slaw mix)
  • 1 little red onion, halved and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 cup Sunlight Salad Dressing, or more to taste
  • Salt, to taste


  1. To cook the quinoa: Integrate the rinsed quinoa and the water in a small pan. Bring the mix to a boil over medium-high heat, then decrease the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until the quinoa has soaked up all of the water, about 12 to 15 minutes, decreasing heat as time goes on to maintain a gentle simmer. Remove from heat, cover, and let the quinoa rest for 5 minutes, to offer it time to fluff up.
  2. Meanwhile, toast the pepitas in a little frying pan over medium heat, stirring regularly, until fragrant and making little popping sounds, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. To ensure the onion flavor does not overwhelm the salad, rinse the sliced up onion under running water, then let it drain well.
  4. In a large serving bowl (seriously, use your biggest bowl!), combine the shredded veggies, drained pipes onion and cilantro. Include the cooled quinoa and pepitas. Sprinkle the dressing on top and toss to blend.
  5. Let the slaw rest for 20 minutes before serving (this is key to excellent flavor), then season to taste with salt, and stir in more dressing if desired. This slaw is finest the day it’s made, however it keeps well in the fridge, covered, for approximately 4 days.


Make it dairy complimentary: Usage dairy-free yogurt when making the dressing.

▸ Nutrition Details

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