Refreshing Shrimp and Quinoa Salad

Refreshing Shrimp and Quinoa Salad

Looking for a light and nutritious meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor? Our shrimp and quinoa salad is just what you need! Quinoa, a protein-packed grain, pairs wonderfully with succulent shrimp and a medley of fresh veggies, all tossed in a zesty dressing. This dish is great for a summer picnic, a quick lunch, or a healthful dinner option. It’s easy to make, tastes great, and is good for you, too!


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until quinoa is cooked and water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and let cool.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Cook shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn pink and are cooked through. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, shrimp, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, and cherry tomatoes.
  4. To make the dressing, whisk together lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until well combined.
  5. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and shrimp mixture and toss until everything is well coated. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving. Enjoy your refreshing shrimp and quinoa salad either chilled or at room temperature!

This salad is highly customizable; feel free to add your favorite veggies or herbs, or substitute the shrimp for another protein if you prefer. It’s an excellent meal for those on a gluten-free diet or for anyone looking for a delicious and healthful option. Not only is it satisfying and full of texture, but it’s also a dish that will keep you feeling great!

Nutrition Facts:

Per serving: Calories: 350; Fat: 11g; Saturated fat: 1.5g; Carbohydrates: 35g; Sugar: 3g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 25g; Cholesterol: 150mg; Sodium: 360mg.

Enjoy this vibrant shrimp and quinoa salad, your perfect companion for healthy eating without compromising on taste!

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