This Thai Quinoa Salad is a perfect side for a cook-out or picnic — it's refreshing, packed full of flavor, and can easily be made ahead of time!
Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Your final dressing should be easy to drizzle but not watery. If the dressing is too thick, add 1 tsp of water at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Rinse the quinoa thoroughly. Add 2 cups of water and quinoa to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and turn heat down to low. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for an additional 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff. Set aside to cool.
Once the quinoa is cooled, toss it with cabbage, sweet pepper, carrot, cilantro, and chives.
Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with the dressing. Top with chopped peanuts and serve right away.