quinoa salad with shrimp and peppers

quinoa salad with shrimp and peppers

prep time: 20 minutes
cook time:: 10 minutes
ready in: 30 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 2 cups each


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped orange bell pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 lb medium pre-cooked cocktail shrimp
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Cook quinoa per package instructions. Heat olive oil In a large skillet over medium heat, add onion and pepper and cook until tender.
  2. Add minced ginger and garlic and sauté for an additional 2–3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add shrimp, cooking until warm.
  3. In a bowl, combine quinoa and lime juice. Add shrimp mixture and sprinkle with parsley. Can be eaten warm or cold.

per serving: 260 calories, 7g fat, 1g saturated fat, 110mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 18g protein