Quinoa Salad with Shrimp and Peas

[ 0 ] January 21, 2013 |

Quinoa Salad wth shrimp

A delicate quinoa salad with tender green bean and shrimp. The shrimp provide bounce to your bite. This is a fabulous dish with lively color and herbal fragrance.

Tiny in size, quinoa is a great choice for salad. Quinoa is most famous for an impressive protein content that happen to boost all eight amino acids.

Quinoa Salad with shrimp and Peas

Quino is a superfood providing truly solid nutrition.

Quinoa Salad wth shrimp and Peas


Quinoa Salad with Shrimp and Peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup vegetable broth or water
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • ½ pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ pound green bean, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen green peas
  • ½ cup almond pieces
  • 6 green onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
  1. In a medium pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add broth, wine, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa and simmer on low heat, covered, for about 20 minutes, or until quinoa is almost tender.
  2. Arrange shrimp on top of quinoa in pot and simmer for 3 minutes. Add green bean and peas on top of the shrimp and simmer for 3 more minutes. Top with almond, green onions and parsley and season with salt and pepper.

Marie Poulin
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Category: Healthy Choices, Main Dishes, Recipe Index, Salads

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