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Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Herbed Quinoa

a lemon garlic shrimp and herbed quinoa

This lemon garlic shrimp with herbed quinoa is perfect fare for brunch, lunch, or a light dinner. High protein and low carb, this healthy, easy seafood dish makes a great impression.

Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 269
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 219mg
  • Sodium: 409mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 31g






  1. Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl.
  2. In a skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil over medium heat until hot.
  3. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes, or until onion is softened.
  4. Add onion, lemon zest, lemon juice, cherry tomatoes, herbs, and black pepper to quinoa.
  5. Toss to combine. Keep warm.


  1. In a skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes (if using) and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
  4. Add the wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Turn the shrimp and cook about 1 to 2 minutes more, or until no longer pink.
  6. Garnish with parsley and chives.
  7. Serve with quinoa and lemon wedges.

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