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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.

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Shrimp and Feta Quinoa

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup of uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2lb of shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of kalamata olives
  • 3oz of feta
  • 1 tsp of dried dill
  • 2 tbsp of chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp of cider vinegar


  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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 139mg Sodium: 811mg Carbohydrates: 32g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 23g
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12 comments on “Easy Shrimp and Feta Quinoa”

  1. My new fetish is quinoa, what a terrific recipe Julie ~ I'll have to try this with Alaska prawns ;)

  2. 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.

  3. I am also on a quinoa kick…. I have had it for dinner 3 times this week. I haven't tried it with Shrimp…. this sounds yummy!

  4. I never thought of feta and shrimp sounds really interesting.

  5. I love this recipe! Healthy, delicious and tasty looking!

  6. This looks good! Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week with more.

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

  8. We are loving quinoa right nwo and this looks tasty. Thanks for sharing on tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  9. This looks so good! Pinned it :) Thank you for sharing at “All my Bloggy Friends” … I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow, Julie!

  10. Yum Pinned! Thanks for sharingat Sat. Dishes

  11. 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

  12. 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.