Welcome to our heart-healthy kitchen haven, where we empower you with tempting recipes that tickle the taste-buds! Our spotlight shines today on the fiery feast of Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad. Imagine the burst of zest from succulent shrimps, gently grilled to perfection and the tender crunch of wholesome quinoa salad, all seasoned with an invigorating fusion of spices. Mouth-watering, isn’t it?

Ingredients List

Here’s your whistle-stop tour to the supermarket:

• 1 lb large shrimps, peeled and deveined
• 1 cup quinoa
• 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
• 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
• 1 cucumber, diced
• ½ cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
• Juice of one lemon
• 1 tablespoon chili powder
• Salt to taste
• Freshly ground black pepper to taste
• ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

Buckle up! We’re embarking on a delightful culinary journey.

  1. First off, rinse your cup of quinoa under cold water until the water runs clear. This crucial step rids your quinoa of any bitterness.

  2. Combine your quinoa and broth in a pot, bring it to the boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and set it aside to cool.

  3. Meanwhile, let’s get those shrimps ready. Drizzle them with olive oil, lemon juice chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix them well so that each shrimp is well coated with spices and let them marinate for about 20 minutes.

  4. Preheat your grill, then grill the shrimps 2-3 minutes each side until they are opaque.

  5. Toss your cooled quinoa, diced bell pepper, cucumber, cherry tomatoes together. Add your grilled shrimp on top.

  6. Sprinkle your fresh parsley over the salad and we’re good to serve!

Cooking Time & Servings

With a prep time of about 10 minutes and cooking time of 30 minutes, this spicy grilled shrimp with quinoa salad serves up to 4 people.

Nutritional Information

The Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad isn’t just a feast for the taste buds, but a nourishing treat for the body. Packed with protein, dietary fiber, and healthy fats, it’s a heart-friendly choice for those on a health quest. The shrimp add a protein punch while quinoa, a powerhouse grain, boasts all nine essential amino acids our bodies can’t produce themselves.

A rough approximation per serving would be:

• Calories: 400
• Fat: 12g
• Carbohydrates: 40g
• Protein: 30g

While CoQ10 isn’t naturally present in the dish, consider adding foods like spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower which can contribute to your daily CoQ10 intake.

Tips and Tricks

Use extra virgin olive oil for an added dose of antioxidants and heart-friendly fats. If you prefer your shrimp less spicy, cut back on the chili powder according to your preference. You could even throw in a dash of turmeric powder for an extra health kick!

As we bring this culinary journey to a close, remember that…

…the Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad not only titillates the taste buds but contributes to your heart’s happiness. I invite you to try your hand at it and share the results with me here or via social media. Happy cooking!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use something other than shrimp?
    Yes, grilled chicken or tofu would be great alternatives.

  • What other vegetables can I add to this salad?
    Try adding avocado, corn, or even black beans.

  • Can I make this dish without chili powder?
    Of course, feel free to adjust the spices to your liking.

  • Can I make this salad in advance?
    Absolutely, it stores well in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

  • Is this recipe suitable for a calorie-controlled diet?
    Yes, with a nutritious content of 400 calories a serving, it’s a balanced and healthy option.

We love hearing from our readers. Your queries, comments, and feedback are always welcome. Try out this Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad recipe and tell us how it turned out for you. Happy cooking!

Author

  • Michael Gonzales

    With a wealth of experience as a Health & Fitness Consultant, Michael Gonzales is committed to supporting individuals in attaining their wellness objectives. His deep knowledge in tailoring fitness plans to suit individual needs enables clients to reach optimal health. Michael's unwavering dedication to empowering others has established him as a reputable figure in the industry. By encompassing physical fitness and overall well-being, he facilitates remarkable transformations. For unparalleled guidance and long-lasting results, trust in the expertise of Michael Gonzales as your partner in embracing a healthier lifestyle.

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