Rainbow Cashew Salad

Like a party in a bowl, this rainbow cashew salad has it alllllll: vibrant spinach topped with spiralized carrots, edamame, red cabbage, quinoa, cashews, bell pepper, and dried blueberries. Then it's topped with a fabulous Asian inspired dressing made with So Delicious Dairy Free's new organic almondmilk.

Hi, friends! Kelly here.

I have always loved eating the rainbow. 

It's quickly become a signature of my blog and photography style --- because I believe that we all should eat as much variety and color from nature as possible (kids and grown-ups alike!). Not only are real, non-processed foods good for our bodies, they're gorgeous!

eat the rainbow nosh and nourish

So what's in this rainbow cashew salad?

    • Orange: spiralized carrots
    • Yellow: yellow bell pepper and quinoa
    • Green: baby spinach. shelled edamame, and lime juice
    • Blue: dried blueberries
    • Purple: red cabbage
    • Tan: almondmilk vinaigrette and cashew pieces

You guys, plant-based eating never tasted so good!! This salad is super satisfying because of all the plant-based protein in the quinoa, cashews, and edamame! The dried blueberries add a bit of sweetness while the carrots and cashews give it a nice crunch. You will LOVE it!!

rainbow cashew salad ingredients

The base of the salad dressing is this new organic almondmilk from So Delicious Dairy Free!!

1) We LOVE that it's organic because most almondmilks are not! Organic means: Non-GMO, no antibiotics and no persistent pesticides.
2) It has simple ingredients and even a beautiful plant-based bottle (made from at least 80% plants)! The recyclable plant-based bottle keeps almondmilk fresh and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels.
3) The milk is suuuuuuuuuper creamy and carageenan-free -- and totally vegan, soy-free, and gluten-free. 

so delicious dairy free almondmilk in salad dressing

And the best news is: It's currently on sale at Target. (5/5 - 6/5)<---- winning!

Make sure you have the Target app (or download it!) so you can save 10-15%! You know what else you can get at Target? Allllllllll.The.Things. It's literally my favorite store. Babycakes loves their dollar spot (aka. Bullseye's Playground) and finding lots of cute treasures. We love their clothing, and she's often dressed from head to toe in Cat and Jack. We love their home section --- decor + dishware (like the salad bowl, tongs, blue platter and bowls you see in these photos!).

And we love that they have an extensive grocery section -- including all of So Delicious Dairy Free's new organic almondmilks (unsweetened, vanilla, and original). And you can buy my cookbook there. It really is SUPER!

rainbow cashew salad with so delicious and target

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Rainbow Cashew Salad

Rainbow Cashew Salad


Rainbow Cashew Salad // via Nosh and Nourish


6 cups baby spinach
1 cup edamame
1 yellow bell pepper (seeds and stem removed, then diced)
1 large carrot (spiralized or julienned)
2 cups Red Cabbage (shredded/diced)
3⁄4 cups dried blueberries
3⁄4 cups Cooked Quinoa
1 cup cashew pieces
1⁄2 cup So Delicious Dairy Free Unsweetened Almondmilk (for the dressing)
1 cup Chickpeas (rinsed and drained, for the dressing)
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce (for the dressing)
2 tablespoons Dark Amber Maple Syrup (for the dressing)
2 tablespoons Sesame Oil (for the dressing)
1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar (for the dressing)
  juice from 1/2 a lime (for the dressing)


  1. Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl: spinach through cashew pieces.
  2. In a large measuring cup, combine the dressing ingredients: almondmilk, chickpeas, soy sauce, syrup, vinegar, and lime juice. Use an immersion stick blender (or a large blender will work) to puree everything until smooth. 
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir thoroughly. 
  4. Enjoy!

Yields 4 Servings