Shrimp and Quinoa


This delicious shrimp, quinoa, and vegetable recipe can be eaten hot as a main dish or cold as a salad.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 6 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and chopped

  • ¼ cup golden raisins

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley


  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil, and stir in the quinoa. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside 10 minutes, or until all liquid has been absorbed.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion and green bell pepper until tender. Mix in the mushrooms, asparagus, raisins, and ginger, and continue cooking until asparagus is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in the shrimp, and cook 5 minutes, or until opaque.

  3. In a large bowl, mix the quinoa with the lime juice and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss with the skillet mixture and parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
18g Fat
44g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 179mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 33mg 166%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 744mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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