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Quinoa Salad with Shrimp

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Quinoa Salad with Shrimp

This healthy high-protein salad combines whole grain quinoa with tender shrimp and veggies in a light and bright cilantro lemon sauce.
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quinoa Salad, Shrimp
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 406kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cup corn, frozen
  • 1/2 medium onion, red
  • 2 stalk green onion
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 none COOKING SPRAY
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 12 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Serve With

  • 2 medium orange

Instructions

  • Set corn out to thaw.
  • Cook quinoa as directed on package, cover, and set aside.
  • Mince red and green onions, roughly chop spinach, and dice bell pepper. Add to a large bowl along with thawed corn; toss with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cover and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Spray a skillet with cooking spray and then add oil.
  • Add shrimp and cook until pink, approximately 2 minutes per side. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine quinoa, salad mixture, and shrimp. Toss, and garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with orange wedges on the side.
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Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 261mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g

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