Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Quinoa

Makes: 6 servings


Recipe Description:
Lighten up your dinner with this delicious and fresh Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa recipe. Quinoa offers more dietary fiber and protein than brown rice, which in turn makes you stay fuller, longer!

  • 1 lb raw, tail-on shrimp, peeled and deveined(1/2kg)
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)(6g)
  • 1⁄2 tsp chili powder, divided(1 1/3g)
  • 1⁄3 cup yellow onion, use Cone #2(53g)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked(170g)
  • 1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper(1/2g)
  • 2 cups chicken stock, low sodium(475ml)
  • 1⁄2 tsp lemon zest(1g)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice(14ml)
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley



  1. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat until several drops of water sprinkled in pan skitter and dissipate, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Add shrimp to skillet and season with salt and half of the chili powder. Cover and cook for 3 minutes, or until shrimp is pink throughout. Once cooked, remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet. Cover and cook until onions are translucent, approximately 4 minutes.
  4. Add the uncooked quinoa, cayenne, chili powder and chicken stock to the skillet and combine. Cover and cook for 12 minutes. Fluff quinoa with fork once it has cooked through. Add parsley, lemon zest and lemon juice and combine.
  5. Add in cooked shrimp and cover for 2 mins until shrimp has warmed throughout.

Nutritional Information per Serving

Calories: 268
Total Fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 141mg
Sodium: 987mg
Total Carbs: 31g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 1g
Protein: 24g

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