Dear Reader-


This is a wonderful salad and easy to prepare, particularly if you batch cook some of the ingredients such as quinoa, Sweet and Spicy Nuts and Asian Peanut Sauce salad. It is a also a nutritional powerhouse- delivering a healthy dose of protein, calcium and iron as well as phytonutrients and antioxidants.


The ingredients for the salad follow my Healthy Vegan Made Easy system.

Step 1) a dressing (Asian Peanut Sauce)

Step 2) a green (arugula) and other vegetables (red onions, and red peppers)

Step 3) a grain and/or bean (quinoa)

Step 4) a topping (sweet and spicy almonds) and mandarin oranges and

Step 5) a herb, spice or condiment (basil).


Mise en Place for Spicy Asian Salad: vegan and whole food plant-based



The salad is simple to assemble and offers a beautiful mix of antioxidants and phytonutrients.





You can watch a video of me preparing the Spicy Asian Salad here:



With warm wishes xo,



Spicy Asian Salad

This protein, calcium and iron packed salad is filling and delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine Asian, Plant-based, Vegan
Servings 3 people


  • 12 cups arugula
  • 12 basil leaves sliced thin
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked and cooled
  • 4 Mandarin oranges peeled and sectioned
  • 1 batch Best Crispy Tofu in notes below
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds or ½ cup sweet and spicy nuts, in notes below
  • 1 cup Asian Peanut Sauce link to recipe in notes below


  • In a large serving bowl, combine the arugula, basil, bell pepper, onion and quinoa.
  • Either toss in the remaining ingredients or use the orange segments, and sesame seeds spiced nuts/seeds as garnish and then drizzle the peanut sauce on top.


Asian Peanut Sauce - The Asian Peanut Sauce recipe makes 4 cups of sauce. So, you will only need to prepare 1/4 of the recipe to obtain the correct amount for this recipe. Alternatively,  make the whole recipe and keep the extra sauce in the fridge for up tp 5 days for future use.
Best Crispy Tofu
Sweet and Spicy Nuts
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