High Protein Cashew Crunch Salad

chicken high protein lunch

This high protein salad is gonna be on repeat because it’s that good! This is perfect to meal prep for your lunches and the dressing is so tasty especially with the spicy cashews. This salad is packed with all the colors and is gorgeous. It’s packed with tons of protein, colorful veggies, complex carbs, and healthy fats and fiber with hitting all the important food groups. You're going to love it!



Spicy Cashews:

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt

 Ginger Lime Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 inch piece of ginger grated
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • a few grinds of pepper



  • 1.5 cups each: shredded green and red cabbage make it easy on yourself and buy pre-sliced cabbage mix
  • 1 cup each: chopped sweet baby peppers edamame
  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken I used rotisserie ( Sam’s club $4.98)
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1.5 cups bone broth can sub water or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup each: green onion cilantro


  • Preheat your oven to 350
  • Add your quinoa, bone broth, and a large pinch of salt to a small sauce pot and bring to a boil
  • Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 13-15 minutes until the moisture has absorbed then let rest for a few minutes and fluff with a fork
  • Toss your spicy cashew ingredients together and spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Roast for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through
  • While your quinoa and cashews are cooking, whisk together your dressing ingredients and chop up your veggies
  • Toss all of your prepared elements in a large salad bowl with your dressing (if meal prepping, omit the cashews and add when ready to eat)
  • Serve and ENJOY!

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