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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Shrimp


"This is a variation of one of my favorites, cold whole grains, raw vegetables, feta, olives, and balsamic vinegar. This is a simple dish that is healthy and delicious!"
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45 m servings 134 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (5 cups)

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  1. Toss shrimp with lemon juice, salt, and black pepper in a bowl; set aside to marinate, about 15 minutes.
  2. Mix tomatoes, quinoa, cucumber, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, kalamata olives, red onion, and feta cheese together in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, and oregano in a separate bowl; add to vegetable and quinoa mixture and toss well to combine.
  4. Top quinoa mixture with marinated shrimp to serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can increase or decrease the amounts of olive oil and balsamic vinegar as desired using a 2-to-1 ratio.
  • Cherry tomatoes can be substituted for grape tomatoes, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 134 calories; 9.2 g fat; 9 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 229 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is very easy and crazy delish!!!

I prepared it with green olives. It is simple and delicious.

I doubled the amount of quinoa and heated up the shrimp with garlic, butter and parsley. Was super!

The flavors of this reminded me of a gyro. So many levels of flavor that we couldn't stop eating it! I will make this again and again. Also rather healthy! I made no changes and see no need to.

This was a great and easy Mediterranean Salad. I made it exactly as presented. I love finding ways to use quinoa since I find it quite bland otherwise. But I was really surprised by how much I e...