Shrimp Quinoa Salad

This shrimp quinoa salad is so simple, so protein-packed, and so irresistible! You’ll love the flavors of this delicious meal.  A bowl of shrimp quinoa salad.

Quinoa is always been my favorite type of salad. If you read my blog often you must have been lots of different quinoa salad made with veggies, beans and even fruits. I always try to create quinoa salads with all kinds of ingredients, and one of my favorites is my black bean quinoa mango salad. I totally love the salt and sweet combo especially in salads because it adds much more flavor into it.

However, this is the first time I made quinoa salad with red cabbage and shrimp. I’ve never thought it was going to be so delicious and yummy, but actually it is. I am saying it because the sautéed shrimp combines really well with the red cabbage and quinoa. For me this salad is a winner to have during your lunch break since in fact it is a complete meal. Why I am saying that? Because, it is packed with nutrients from the raw red cabbage and bell pepper and also there are lots of protein in there from the quinoa and the shrimp itself.

A blue bowl of shrimp quinoa salad.

So, you’ve gotten a complete, healthy and delicious meal to have on-the-go. What more do we need? Nothing!! It is unbelievable how it healthy can be actually really easy and delicious, don’t you agree?

Of course we cannot forget to talk about the quick easy homemade vinaigrette that can be used in almost every single salad you make. For this dressing you just need to have good quality olive oil and fresh lemon. They are the basics of it, and really makes this salad tastes even better. I know the shrimp is already full of flavor because quinoa only tastes good when we add some dressing in there. But don’t worry, because this dressing is very light and it wont take the taste of the garlic sauté shrimp in there. You will be able to taste both flavors from the salad dressing and from the shrimp. Check out this post on How to Make Fluffy Quinoa if you need help on making the quinoa.

A bowl of quinoa salad with shrimp.This recipe is really worth a try. Please, let me know if you made this salad and what you think about it. Hope you enjoy it. If you’ve a huge bag of quinoa and don’t know what to do with all of it? Try this Quinoa Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Carrot Quinoa Salad, or Sausage Quinoa Pasta.

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