This is honestly one of my favorite simple meals. Easy to make, packed with flavor, and super satisfying, this pesto quinoa is a go-to for very good reason!
Something about this combination of crunchy lettuce, veggies, and cashews with soft quinoa and edamame is so good. Then, when it’s tossed in a simple, three-ingredient sesame dressing, it goes from good to bowl-licking amazing. It’s everything you love about a classic Chinese Chicken Salad, but vegan, with no added sugar, and made with simple, whole food…
I think there’s a huge misconception about salads, as they’re often thought of as boring, bland bowls of lettuce and vegetables without much flavor. Filled with spiced cauliflower, sweet roasted squash, and creamy avocado, this salad does not fit that expectation.
This meal makes me happy for so many reasons. It’s packed with veggies, is perfectly filling yet still light and energizing, and it tastes like you’re eating a big bowl of asian take out!