Lunch | Dinner

Crunchy Peanut Quinoa Slaw

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 0 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 6


  • 139


  • 7g


  • 16g


  • 6g




  • - Salad -
  • 1 Cup Cooked Quinoa (use the Basic Quinoa Recipe)
  • 3 Cups Broccoli, Carrot and Cabbage Slaw Mix
  • ½ Cup Chopped Cilantro, more if desired for topping
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Peanuts (optional)
  • - Dressing -
  • ¼ Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar (optional)
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • PPeanuts:

    Replace the peanut butter with a seed butter, such as sunflower butter; omit chopped peanuts.

  • SSoy:

    Use a gluten-free soy sauce.

  • GGluten:

    Use a soy-free soy sauce.


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Combine Salad In a large mixing bowl, combine the pre-cooked quinoa, cabbage slaw and cilantro.

  • 3.

    Make the Dressing In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Add more water for a thinner sauce.

  • 4.

    Add Dressing to Salad Add sauce to quinoa mixture. Stir together. Serve with peanuts and additional cilantro if desired.

  • 5.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes


Quinoa is a gluten-free grain with a high amount of protein and fiber. It’s rich in quercetin and flavonoids, antioxidants that work to protect healthy cells from damage.

Cabbage Slaw

Cruciferous vegetables are rich in insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber can help relieve constipation, a common side effect of MS.

Peanut Butter

If possible, try to buy natural peanut butter as it’s free from added oil, sugar and salt. Peanut butter is a plant-based protein option that’s also a good source of heart healthy fats.

Fatigue Buster

  • Sit on Stool or Chair

    Sit on a stool or chair while preparing this recipe. Sitting uses less energy than standing.

  • Freeze Leftovers

    Use the Basic Quinoa Recipe and freeze leftovers to enjoy when cooking isn’t a high priority. Quinoa can also be used in recipes throughout the week.

  • Use Bottled Lime Juice

    Use bottled lime juice instead of squeezing your own to reduce prep work.

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