Easy Shrimp and Feta Quinoa

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Easy Shrimp and Feta Quinoa

This fresh and tasty Easy Shrimp and Feta Quinoa is perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish paired with your favorite meal. This recipe is packed with protein and flavor.

I seem to be on a seafood kick this week. Tonight marks my 3rd night of making a seafood recipe. Hey, what can I say. I’m a seafood lover. And living in a state that is practically surrounded by oceans provides quite the abundance of fresh seafood.

Once again, this recipe was inspired by a recipe I found in the July/August 2012 issue of Food Network magazine. The original recipe, found on page 192, calls for orzo. I subbed orzo with quinoa and made some minor changes to the recipe.

This recipe is gluten free.

Shrimp and Feta Quinoa
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of uncooked quinoa
  • ½lb of shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ⅓ cup of kalamata olives
  • 3oz of feta
  • 1 tsp of dried dill
  • 2 tbsp of chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp of cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. I chose to cook mine in a rice cooker. If using a rice cooker, follow the directions for cooking rice.
  2. Toss the shrimp in a bowl with 1 tbsp of olive oil, the minced garlic and salt and pepper. Lay flat on a pan and broil for about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients together and mix well.
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Comments

  1. says

    Hey, thanks for the suggestions about the You Might Also Like Widget – I am trying Outbrain – I did the Link Within but didn't like the way it looked and what it linked to – my blog covers a number of different topics. So I'll see how this other one goes.

    Have a great week.

  2. Christin says

    Looks so yummy! I love making things with quinoa. You can get so creative with it. Shrimp and Feta taste fantastic together.

  3. says

    Thanks so much for linking this up to Saturday Dishes. My sister-in-law and I were just discussing quinoa and how to cook with it. I will share this recipe with her and pin it. Thanks again and I hope you’ll be back next week when we share casserole recipes. -Savannah

  4. says

    I love shrimp with garlic, feta and tomatoes. Haven’t done it with quinoa; usually make orzo. Will try this, for sure – minus the olives and sundried tomatoes. Too much sodium! Feta is more than enough salt for me.

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