Cooked quinoa, shredded carrots, edamame, diced cucumbers and julienned radishes in a bowl with a drizzle of peanut dressing, a few dabs of sriracha, and sprinkled with chopped peanuts.

Vibrant And Crunchy Thai Nourish Bowl with Peanut Dressing

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Packed with fresh vegetables, whole grains, and a creamy peanut dressing, this is a bowl your body will thank you for. Vibrant Crunchy Thai Nourish Bowl with Peanut Dressing is wholesome, tangy, and so darn delicious.

After you try this amazing bowl, try my Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl with homemade Avocado Dressing. You will love it.

Thai Nourish Bowl Ingredients

Offering up a delightful combination of flavors and textures, here is what you will need for your new go-to meal.

Fresh crunchy veggies, cooked quinoa, and prepared peanut sauce are the delicious ingredients you need to make this well-balanced Nourish Bowl.
Pick your favorite crunchy veggies for this Thai Nourish Bowl.

Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) are the seeds from a flowering plant in the amaranth family. They can be yellow, red, white, black, or purple. It is a gluten free “grain”, packed full of nutrients and 4 grams of protein in a half cup.

Quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids. A few other reasons to eat quinoa, according to this Healthline article, 8 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Quinoa, written by Jillian Kubala, MS, RD and Kris Gunners BSc:

  • anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • high in fiber, which helps your gut
  • good source for magnesiumfolateiron, and zinc

This is a super food! See below for tips on how to cook.

Veggies & Such

Now for the crunch. Here are some crunchy veggies and such that go great together in this bowl. They’re a match made in heaven.

  • Napa Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Cucumbers
  • Edamame
  • Cilantro
Fluffy qunia, crunchy veggies, and a drizzle of savory peanut dressing.
Whether you call it a Buddah Bowl, Macro Bowl, or Nourish Bowl, it’s absolutely delicious and your belly will thank you for it.

Peanut Dressing

This peanut dressing is so versatile. It can be used as a dip for veggies, on top of Thai Chicken, or as a pizza sauce for Thai Veggie Pizza. Whip these ingredients up for a tasty dressing:

  • Peanut Butter, creamy
  • Honey
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Lime Juice
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sriracha or Garlic Chili Paste (optional)
  • Warm Water

If you like this peanut dressing, you’ll love my post on 5 Healthy Salad Dressings.

Chopped Peanuts (For More Crunch)

Chopped peanuts add a little more crunch and rich flavor. Don’t like peanuts, use cashews or sunflower seeds.

How to Make Nourish Bowl

Cook the Quinoa

The most important step in making quinoa is rinsing it well. Quinoa has a compound called saponin, which has a bitter taste. If you don’t rinse it, the quinoa will taste unpleasantly bitter. And you’ll vow never to eat quinoa again! (How sad.)

Uncooked quinoa in a strainer being rinsed with cold water.
Make sure to always rinse quinoa before cooking to get rid of the bitter taste.

Rinse the quinoa several times with cool water to get rid of the bitter taste. Once it’s rinsed, combine it with water, a few spices, and simmer. Ginger, garlic and cumin are good spices to add for this Nourish bowl.

  1. Once liquid is absorbed, put a lid on it.
  2. Take it off the heat.
  3. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff with a fork.

Cut the Veggies

While the quinoa is simmering, cut up the veggies and thaw the edamame.

Make the Dressing

Whisk the dressing ingredients together and add the water at the end. If you like it spicy, add cayenne pepper, sriracha or garlic chili paste. If not, don’t add any spice, it will still be good.

Sweet and savory peanut dressing being drizzled over the Thai Nourish Bowl.
Drizzle this amazingly delicious peanut dressing on top of the Nourish Bowl. Top with chopped peanuts for more peanut flavor and added crunch.

Assemble Thai Nourish Bowl

Assembling the Nourish Bowl can be done any way you choose.

  1. Put a portion of quinoa at the bottom of your bowl
  2. Add in veggies
  3. Drizzle with peanut dressing
  4. Top with chopped peanuts

And enjoy! It’s so good! If you like this recipe, you’ll love my Nourish Bowl with Chimichurri.

What can I use instead of quinoa?

Brown rice, chickpeas, barley, couscous, cauliflower rice.

Is a Nourish Bowl like a Buddah Bowl?

Yes. It’s similar to a Buddah bowl or Macro Bowl as it is balanced with veggies, healthy carbs, protein and a little bit of healthy fat.

I’m allergic to peanuts. How can I make this dressing without peanut butter?

Sub sunflower seed butter.

How long does quinoa last in the fridge?

Up to 3 days.

Substitutions

  • Quinoa: Brown Rice, Cauliflower Rice, Barely, Lentils, Couscous
  • Peanuts: Cashews, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds
  • Peanut Dressing: this can be made with sunflower butter for a nut-free option.

Vibrant and Crunchy Thai Nourish Bowl with Peanut Dressing is the perfect dish for those seeking a well-balanced and delicious meal. Packed with fresh veggies, protein, and a delectable homemade peanut dressing, this nourish bowl is a true winner when it comes to both taste and nutrition.

If you like this recipe, you’ll love Easy Artichoke Chicken.

Fork full of quinoa, napa cabbage, edamame, and peanut dressing, all the delicious components of this Thai Nourish Bowl.
Once you start, you won’t want to stop. This Thai Nourish Bowl has all the crunch and flavor your looking for.

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Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Veggie Wrap with Olives and Hummus

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Gourmet Peanut Butter Sandwich

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Cooked quinoa, shredded carrots, edamame, diced cucumbers and julienned radishes in a bowl with a drizzle of peanut dressing, a few dabs of sriracha, and sprinkled with chopped peanuts.

Crunchy Thai Nourish Bowl with Peanut Dressing

Crunchy fresh veggies, mixed with Edamame and quinoa topped with a sweet and savory peanut dressing… this is your new favorite meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai-American
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 573 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Nourish Bowl Ingredients

  • 1 cup Napa Cabbage
  • 1/4 cup Carrots shredded
  • 1/4 cup Radishes sliced or julienned
  • 1/2 cup Cucumbers diced
  • 1/4 cup Edamame thawed
  • 1/2 tbsp Cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp sriracha optional
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Dressing recipe below
  • 1/2 cup Prepared Quinoa recipe below

Quinoa

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa rinsed well
  • 1/2 tsp each Ginger, Cumin, Garlic optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt optional
  • 1/2 cup water

Peanut Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1/2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice fresh
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha or garlic chili paste optional
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Start by making the quinoa. Rinse quinoa very well under running water. In small saucepan, combine all quinoa ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, for 10-12 minutes or until water has soaked into the quinoa. Cover, remove from heat, and let set for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.
  • While quinoa is cooking, prep veggies and make dressing.
  • For the dressing: in a small bowl whisk all ingredients except the water together. Once incorporated, add in water and whisk until combined.
  • To assemble bowl: add in 1/2 cup prepared quinoa, napa cabbage, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, edamame, and cilantro. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons peanut dressing, sprinkle on peanuts, and add sriracha (if using). Enjoy!

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Notes

You will have leftover quinoa and dressing. Yay!
Use leftover quinoa on salad, as a side, for breakfast with an egg on it, or your dog would like a little bit too.
Use leftover dressing on Thai Grilled Chicken or Thai Veggie Pizza.
Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 573kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 24gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 608mgPotassium: 1306mgFiber: 12gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 5691IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 182mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Buddah Bowl, Crunchy Veggies, Macros, Nourish Bowl, Thai Peanut Dressing
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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love this salad with the quinoa, but it’s so versatile because you can sub with grilled chicken or salmon.
    Delicious leftover and the peanut sauce is definitely worth making extra!!!!

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