Heart Healthy Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Herbed Quinoa Recipe
Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl. In a skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes, or until onion is softened. Add onion, lemon zest, lemon juice, cherry tomatoes, herbs and black pepper to quinoa. Toss to combine. Keep warm.
In a skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and red-pepper flakes (if using) and sauté for 1 minute.
Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Add the wine, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt and cook for 1 minute. Turn the shrimp and cook about 1 to 2 minutes more, or until no longer pink.
Garnish with parsley and chives. Serve with quinoa and lemon wedges.
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About This Healthy Recipe
If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal that is sure to impress, cook up some lemon garlic shrimp with herbed quinoa. This heart-healthy shrimp dish is loaded with the vibrant flavors of lemon and garlic and is perfectly accented by hearty quinoa that also shares a similar flavor profile, along with some fresh herbs, onions and tomatoes. Quinoa is a complete protein, giving this dish a whopping 31g of protein when combined with the protein from the shrimp. There’s also only 1g of saturated fat, making this a very heart-healthy meal. And at only 269 calories per serving, you can easily fit this dish into your healthy eating plan if you’re trying to lose weight. Since quinoa is a gluten-free grain, this is also a good option if you’re preparing dinner for someone who does not or cannot eat gluten.