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Keen For Quinoa and Shrimp Salad

By: gfp

If you’ve never tasted quinoa, let this be your introduction to the only grain that packs a protein punch.  This is a delicious salad with or without the shrimp.  A tangy delight sure to win over  everyone into quinoa lovers.

Preparation Time Time To Table
8 min. 40 min.

Ingredients:

    • 1/4 C. lime juice
    • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
    • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
    • 1/4 C. dill weed, Fresh, or 1/2 tsp. dried
    • 1/4 C. olive oil, I like to use lemon flavored olive oil
    • 3 C. water
    • 1 1/2 C. quinoa
    • 1/2 C. feta cheese , optional
    • 1 lb. shrimp, deveined, shelled, cooked
    • 1 C. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
    • 6 green onions, choppedFODMAP
    • 1 cucumber(s), peeled, seeded and diced
    • 1/2 C. red bell pepper, seeded and diced
    • pepper, to taste
    • sea salt, to taste

Whisk together first 5 ingredients and set dressing aside.

Cook the quinoa in the water according to package directions OR place quinoa in water, bring to boil, lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes., till quinoa is barely cooked and water is all absorbed.

Let quinoa cool.  Don’t rinse it.

In a large bowl, add next 6 ingredients.  Once quinoa is cool add it to the bowl and mix well.  Pour dressing over salad, mix well.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Serve it cold.

Yield: 

6 C.

Nutritional Information

Serving size:
1 1/2 C.
Amount per serving
Total Calories:
577
Total Fat Calories:
225
Fat:
25gm
Saturated Fat:
7gm
Protein:
37gm
Carbohydrate:
53gm
Sugar:
0gm
Fiber:
6gm
Sodium:
590mg

Tip: 

For a quicker meal, cook the quinoa first, then time to table is cut by 20 minutes. Can purchase cooked shrimp for another time saving idea (if using shrimp).

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