Shrimps and Quinoa Salad

Garlic Prawns with Quinoa Salad – Shrimps with Quinoa

If you still haven’t had Quinoa ( pronounced keen-wa) yet or looking for that perfect recipe then you might as well stop looking and marvel at the colorful beauty of this recipe called as Prawns with Quinoa Salad.You can choose to use shrimps as well.

A healthy, gluten free one bowl meal, its easy and quick, simple and colorful, with the right kind of nutrients to aid your system. A complete source of proteins , quinoa is a great alternative to wheat based recipes. With global food habits making space for healthy alternatives to our daily habits, quinoa has emerged as one of the strongest super foods.Attested by Food experts and nutritionists, quinoa  is  gluten free and rich in protein, calcium, magnesium and a fair amount of Omega 3 fatty acids as well.A bowl of quinoa salad hence can be attested as the best thing to happen to your body system with its complete power packed nutrients .

This quick recipe  of combining Prawns with quinoa is my all time favorite during those hurried days or when there is a need for a change in mood to eat good and stay healthy. A wholesome meal with the prawns adding that extra zing, eat it as a salad or a main dish like I do, it is an absolutely comforting meal for those busy weekdays, yet impressive enough to feature in your menu for your house event. You guests will marvel at your brilliance in healthy cooking and will sure to take back the recipe is my guarantee.

So Garlic prawns with quinoa is a simple, colorful healthy recipe that’s not just filled with proteins but wonderfully satiating to your pallate as well
For a beginners entry into the space of quinoa led recipes, this dish might be the best to give you a taste of quinoa since it’s so full of flavors and colors that lend the quinoa a neat structure and perfect taste.Also any dish with quinoa is so light and easy that you wont feel a bulge nor go into a guilt of indulgence or surfeit of food.
As a salad or a main dish quinoa acts like magic to create gastronomy delights. With spicy prawns/shrimps this is a scrumptious one bowl comfort food which looks very exotic if you plan to serve to your guests. Super easy ,it hardly takes any time can be hustled up in a jiffy.Perfect for a busy weekday meal or even when sudden guests arrive this can be your quick fix.
Light and easy, with the beautiful colors of the veggies, this looks so beautiful with a whole burst of flavors from the tangy dressing that goes with it.The crunchiness of the veggies blends well with the nutty taste and chewy texture of the quinoa.I like dressing it up with colorful veggies that makes it look so exotic.
There is no rule to what veggies you add in.You can go ahead and make your own salad with your choice of veggies.Toss in a little oil,  lime ,chilies and the spicy prawns, and you are ready for a treat.
Cold or warm, its great as a side dish or even as a main dish like I mostly choose to have.Whatever it is, its that one healthy and nutrient rich bowl of comfort meal which will leave with wanting for more.




Garlic Prawns with Quinoa Salad - Shrimps with Quinoa
Prawns and Quinoa Salad or Shrimps and Quina is super quick and easy recipe thats not just healthy but Glutten free as well. Mix everything together and mix with quinoa for a perfect quick meal
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
  • Quinoa 1 cup cooked
  • Yellow bell pepper- ½ chopped
  • Red bellpepper half chopped
  • Onion 1 small chopped in cubes
  • Brocoli blanched a few florets
  • pomengranate seeds a few for garnish
  • boiled corn kernels ¼th up
  • Parsely- few
  • for the prawns/shrimps
  • Garlic grated 3 to 4 cloves
  • salt
  • black pepper 1 tsp
  • Paprika 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder 1tso
  • lime juice 1 tbsp
  • for the dressing
  • Olive Oil 2 tbsp
  • Lime juice of 2 lemons
  • Sugar/ Honey 1 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Green chilli chopped 2 to 3
  1. Clean ad devein the prawns
  2. In a bowl, marinate the prawns with salt, black pepper , paprika, red chilli powder,lime juice. Keep aside
  3. Ina pan, add oil and add the marinated prawns . Stir fry , add the grated garlic. Stir and keep aside
  4. Cook the quinoa as per packet instructions
  5. In a bowl, mix the cooked quinoa,red and yellow bell peppers, corn, blanched broccoli , onions, salt and mix well
  6. Mix the ingredients of the dressing and pour over the salad bowl
  7. Top with the cooked prawns ,mix and sprinkle with parsley


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