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Shrimp and Quinoa

Shrimp and Quinoa Recipe


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


  • 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 spears 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.

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Nutritional Information

Shrimp and Quinoa

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 457.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 62 %
carbohydrates: 14 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 22 %
fat: 28 %
saturated fat: 13 %
cholesterol: 58 %
vitamin a iu: 22 %
niacin equivalents: 46 %
vitamin b6: 30 %
vitamin c: 55 %
folate: 29 %
calcium: 12 %
iron: 34 %
magnesium: 51 %
potassium: 21 %
sodium: 7 %
thiamin: 18 %
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*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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