This quinoa mandarin salad is my family’s new favorite salad! I have made it a couple times a week for the past few weeks and I’m still not sick of it. I’m so happy to have found a new family favorite that is healthy. The dressing is light, tangy, and fat free and makes this whole salad just amazing.
I re-discovered this recipe a few weeks back while my little one was sick. I was pinned to the couch with his head in my lap so I decided to look through some of my old vegetarian cookbooks. I figured maybe I could veganize some of the old recipes I used to like. The funny thing is, my tastes have changed so much since going vegan that I the recipes that used to look gross now looked yummy.
The original recipe for this salad was already vegan but was very high in oil and had some gross ingredients, so as usual I changed things up.
Products I use in this Recipe
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- If you have never heard of or tried quinoa this link provides good deals for larger purchase options. There are several good deals but you can also get it at almost every grocery store.
- Thai’s brand of Sweet Chili Sauce is found at most grocery stores and does not have a bunch of questionable ingredients in it.
- When buying the mandarin oranges make sure they are packed in water and not in fructose syrup. Several of these brands of mandarin oranges are easily found at your local grocery store but buying bulk makes them a better deal.