Coconut Quinoa Coleslaw

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

Thank you for all of your food rut suggestions. If you’re experiencing one yourself and want to get back on track to eating healthy, I suggest you pick up Naturally Nourished and work your way through it. Cuz, that’s what I’m doing!

It’s helping me to remember that I love eating healthy foods… and that dinners made up of pretzels and cheese don’t always make me happy.

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

My first stop? This Coconut Quinoa Coleslaw.

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

It’s a hearty coleslaw. One that keeps your attention! Sarah is right, the toasted coconut in the slaw gives it a subtle sweetness and that minty tahini dressing on top is out of this world.

My tastebuds are ready to go now!

 

Let’s gather our ingredients:

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

Make your quinoa.

Make your dressing. It goes in a blender. WHIRL!

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

All dressed up!

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

Chopping party. Vegetables get tossed in a lemon olive oil mixture. We are going to let it sit so that the kale softens. The vegetables soak up the flavor!

Make sure you grab a big enough bowl. My spatial recognition was off this day!

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

Toast the coconut.

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

Toasted coconut & quinoa enter the equation.

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

Toss toss toss.

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

Plate it up!

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

Dressing drizzle.

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

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Thanks to Sarah Britton of My New Roots who constantly inspires me to fill my body with good fuel.

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

Enjoy!

Coconut Quinoa Coleslaw

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serves 6 as a main/ 8 as a side
recipe slightly adapted from Naturally Nourished

for the quinoa:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

for the minty tahini dressing:

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup (packed) mint leaves

for the coleslaw

  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded kale
  • 3 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher
  • 1 cup unsweetened, desiccated coconut

Make the Quinoa:

Rinse the quinoa well. In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa, water, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and cook, covered until all the water has been absorbed and the quinoa grains are tender, about 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Make the dressing:

In a blender, combine the tahini, lime juice, olive oil, maple syruip, water, salt and mint leaves; blend on high until smooth and creamy, Season with more salt as needed. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the cabbages, kale, carrots, and bell pepper.

In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt together and pour over the vegetables. Toss well and lightly massage the liquid into the kale and cabbage, then let marinate for 5 to 10 minutes.

Preheat a dry skillet over medium heat. When hot, toast the coconut, stirring often, until golden brown and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately remove pan from heat and set aside.

Finish the salad:

Add the quinoa and coconut to the vegetable bowl. Toss well to combine. When ready to serve, dish out portions and allow guest to pour the dressing on their salads.

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  • Sarah

    This sounds so good I cannot wait to make it!!!

  • Mithra

    Tasty quinoa recipe.am gonna make recipe to this weekend !

  • Rachel

    Holy cow I need to make this asap. I don’t like coleslaw normally because around here it’s always mayo based which I can’t handle. I love the idea of the coconut and the mint-tahini dressing with this. I’m allergic to quinoa…do you think farro or couscous would work instead?

    Also loving your instastories talking about coping by holding your breath. I was listening while at work this morning and it was a great reminder to take some conscious breaths! I didn’t even realize I had been holding my breath.

  • Benny

    Holy! I found a golden friggin’ nugget!

    There’s a restaurant near me that makes a similar dressing and I can’t have enough of it… I’m SO going to make a gallon of that stuff. THANK YOU!

  • Eme

    This looks so pretty and delicious!, I definitely can’t wait to make this.

    Eme

    http://www.peoniesandpassionfruit.com

  • Megan

    I want to eat this so bad!! Thanks for sharing Tracy!

  • Lori

    This sounds really delicious!

  • Rebeca

    This looks SO GOOD. Naturally Nourished is on its way to me and I can’t wait to have it on my hands!

  • Kaley

    Just made this (minus coconut)! Soooo delicious and visually appealing :)

  • Alison

    Just looking at that makes me want to eat healthy!

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  • Kerri

    So I just made this tonight – everything except the quinoa. Put it on our shrimp tacos. Oh my gosh, so very delicious!! Loved the combo of flavors in the dressing and the beautiful colors of the slaw. Thanks for the great recipe – will be a go-to for us this spring/summer!

  • Jay

    Good Morning: I can’t wait to make this!
    PLEASE help…..

    Your Feed insists I’m already subscribed to your newsletter, but I NEVER receive a newsletter /blog from you!

    Can you please sort this for me?……Thank you, jay

    • Tracy

      Wow! Ok. I might have to reboot the system. Did you check to see if it might be in your spam?

  • Mia Dumont

    Dear Tracy, I just went through your Instagram again and I came to the conclusion that you have one of the greatest artistic eye I know… Thank you for all this Beauty.

  • Marilin

    Wow, this was seriously amazing! Probably one of the best things I’ve eaten all month, and it’s a salad! I am trying to eat plant-based the majority of the time so this recipe was a delight to see. Thanks for sharing!

  • Deb|EastofEdenCooking

    hi! Made this salad on Saturday with leftovers for Sunday lunch. I’ve tried so many salad/slaw recipes looking for a salad that begs for second helpings with scoops of goodness for satiety and nourishment. This recipe is a keeper, it hits all the right notes. The addition of toasted coconut is genius. And the mint dressing is just fabulous.

  • Kelsey

    Made this for a family get together with grilled salmon on the side – AMAZING! It’s easy to prep ahead of time, incredibly delicious, and healthy. I’m so excited to have leftovers for lunch today.

  • Rachel

    Made this tonight as the side salad for pizza night. Loved the variety of flavors and textures. The dressing plus coconut really made it. Made ton so it will be my lunch salad for this week.

  • ellabella

    Tried this… and it is now one of my go to recipes! Love the unique flavor of the dressing combined with coconut and mint!!! A real winner! Thank you! :)

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