Quinoa with Snow Peas and Shrimp Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa with snow peas and shrimp recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa with snow peas and shrimp using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hiphiphooray1

Makes 6 servings



This scallop-studded quinoa salad gets an exciting texture from crunchy snow peas, red bell pepper and scallions. Feel free to substitute shrimp or thin slices of chicken for the scallops.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with snow peas and shrimp

1.5 cup Quinoa, Organic
12 oz Shrimp, Mixed Species
1.25 serving Regular Soy Sauce
4.5 tbsp Vegetable Oil, Canola
4 clove Garlic
100 grams Snow Peas
2 serving Rice Vinegar
1 1tsp Oil, Sesame
1 tbsp chopped Shallots
1 medium raw Bell Pepper Green

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with snow peas and shrimp

  1. Toss scallops with 2 teaspoons tamari (or soy sauce) in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. Place a large, high-sided skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil and quinoa. Cook, stirring constantly, until the quinoa begins to color, 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Stir once, cover and cook over medium heat until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. (Do not stir.) Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in snow peas, cover and let stand for 5 minutes more.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk 3 tablespoons canola oil, the remaining 2 teaspoons tamari (or soy sauce), vinegar and sesame oil in a large bowl. Add the quinoa and snow peas, scallions and bell pepper; toss to combine.

  4. Remove the scallops from the marinade and pat dry. Heat a large skillet over medium-high until hot enough to evaporate a drop of water upon contact. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons canola oil and cook the scallops, turning once, until golden and just firm, about 2 minutes total. Gently stir the scallops into the quinoa salad. Serve garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 161.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
353
Calories from Fat
139
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.4g
24%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
111mg
37%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
445mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
32.6g
11%
Dietary Fiber
11.9g
48%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
20.1g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 5% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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