Spicy Grilled Shrimp With Quinoa Salad Recipe

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad

Patrick Johnson


This is my second shot at using quinoa. That said I am by no means an expert. However, I will say I love it...the texture, the taste, flexibilty and, oh yeah, apparently it is pretty good for you.

It is worth mentioning my 10 and 7 year old boys loved both recipes also.

If you haven't had it, give this recipe a try. If you have and liked it, enjoy.

★★★★★ 1 vote
35 Min
20 Min


1/4 c
lime juice, fresh, divided
10 tsp
olive oil
2 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
ground cumin, divided
1/2 tsp
black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 tsp
hot pepper sauce
1/4 tsp
smoked paprika
4 clove
garlic, chopped, divided
24 large
shrimp, peeled and deveined (pref. 16-20 count)
3/4 c
quinoa, uncooked
1/2 c
onion, diced
1 c
1/2 tsp
kosher salt, divided
1/2 tsp
1 c
cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 c
chickpeas, rinsed, drained
1/2 c
avacado, peeled, diced
1 oz
feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 c
cilantro, freshly chopped


1Preheat grill to high heat.
2Combine 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, black pepper, hot sauce, paprika, and 2 garlic cloves in a medium bowl.
3Add shrimp; toss well. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
4Rinse and drain quinoa.
5Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes.
6Add remaining 2 garlic cloves and quinoa; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 13 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
7Cool. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and honey in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
8Add quinoa mixture, tomatoes, chickpeas, avocado, and cheese; toss gently.
9Remove shrimp from bowl; discard marinade. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Thread 3 shrimp onto each of 8 (6-inch) skewers. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 2 minutes on each side or until done.
10Divide quinoa mixture evenly among 4 plates. Top each serving with 2 skewers. Garnish with cilantro.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #grilled, #shrimp, #quinoa