Warm quinoa shrimp salad

Easy, fresh and delicious. If you are a busy cook, this is a recipe for you!

Easy, fresh and delicious. If you are a busy cook, this is a recipe for you!

I find that lots of times the best food in my kitchen is born when I just look at what I have home and decide how to put the ingredients together. This is an extremely easy recipe that I made for a lunch with a friend (I dare to say that this would be a crowd pleaser), it can be prepared in advance and can be served warm or cold. Warning: you will want more of this 🙂

What I found and used for this recipe (for 2)

  • 50g of quinoa
  • half a cucumber, peeled, sliced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 sticks of celery, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded, diced
  • 20g of pine nuts
  • handful of coriander leaves
  • leftover of my home made pesto
  • 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • bit of olive oil
  • salt, pepper

Step-by-step approach

  1. Cook quinoa according to the packet instructions (you’ll need approximately 15min). I added veggie stock cube to the water for some extra taste.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, cut all your veggies and put in a bowl.
  3. In a pan roast pine nuts until they are golden brown. That takes about 5min. Add to the bowl with veggies.
  4. After that in the same pan add olive oil, shrimp and pesto. Cook until shrimp are pink and curly. And to your taste of course. Add to the veggies.
  5. Drain quinoa, add it to your other ingredients, drizzle with some olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste and serve!
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