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Quinoa, shrimp, and chickpeas pack a triple punch of protein in the this tasty summer dish of Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light June 2013

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hands-on:
28 mins
total:
58 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to high heat.

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  • Combine 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, black pepper, hot sauce, paprika, and 2 garlic cloves in a medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss well. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

  • Rinse and drain quinoa. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 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. Cool. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon 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 teaspoon 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

392 calories; fat 17.2g; saturated fat 3.1g; mono fat 9.4g; poly fat 2.8g; protein 24.2g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fiber 6.3g; cholesterol 149mg; iron 2.8mg; sodium 526mg; calcium 151mg.
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