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SHRIMP AND QUINOA SALAD




SERVINGS: 2 PREPPING TIME: 15 min COOKING TIME: 10 min



INGREDIENTS:

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined

4 cups mixed greens

1 mango

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 small red onion

1 jalapeño pepper

1 lime

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

1 tsp paprika

3 garlic cloves

S&P

olive oil





 

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a bowl, toss the shrimp with olive oil, paprika, minced garlic, salt, and pepper until well-coated. Cover and set aside to marinate.

  2. Prep the veggies by dicing the mango and red bell pepper. Chop red onion and jalapeño finely.

  3. In a large bowl combine diced mango, diced red bell pepper, finely chopped red onion, chopped jalapeño pepper, chopped cilantro, and chopped mint. Juice the lime into the bowl, add a splash of olive oil and salt to taste. Toss gently to mix.

  4. Heat a splash of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned shrimp. Cook for about 2 minutes per side until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Remove from heat.

  5. To serve, add half of the mixed greens to a plate or a bowl. Add half of the cooked quinoa, mango salsa and top with shrimp. Garnish with some additional cilantro. Enjoy!

NOTES:

This salad provides a refreshing combination of flavors with juicy shrimp, nutritious quinoa, and the vibrant mango salsa. The shrimp adds a protein boost, while the mango and quinoa provide healthy fats and fiber. It's a delicious and satisfying lunch option.


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