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Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad

Quinoa, shrimp, and chickpeas pack a triple punch of protein in this tasty summer dish of Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad
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Course All Recipes, Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine All, Fish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 392 kcal


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided
  • 10 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin, divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Spanish smoked paprika
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped and divided
  • 24 large shrimp peeled and de-veined (about 1 pound)
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup canned organic chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
  • 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat grill to high heat
  • Combine 2 TBSP lime juice, 1 TBSP olive oil, chili powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, black pepper, hot sauce, paprika, and 2 garlic cloves in a medium bowl
  • Add shrimp to bowl, toss well
  • Marinate in refrigerator for 30 miutes
  • Rinse and drain quinoa
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat
  • Add onion to pan; saute 3 minutes
  • Add remaining 2 garlic cloves and quinoa; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Add 1 cup water; bring to a boil
  • Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 13 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Set aside to cool
  • Combine remaining 2 TBSP lime juice, remaining 2 TBSP olive oil, remaining 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp salt, and honey in a large bowl; stir with a whisk
  • Add quinoa mixture, tomatoes, chickpeas, avocado and cheese; toss gently
  • Remove shrimp from bowl; discard marinade
  • Sprinkle shrimp with remaining 1/4 tsp salt
  • Thread 3 shrimp onto each of 8 (6-inch) skewers
  • Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray
  • Grill 2 minutes on each side or until done
  • Divide quinoa mixture evenly among 4 plates
  • Top each serving with 2 skewers
  • Garnish with cilantro



Calories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 24gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 526mgFiber: 6g
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