Chopped Mexican Quinoa Salad with Chili Lime Shrimp
Chopped Mexican Quinoa Salad with Chili Lime Shrimp
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 6 min
  • total: 36 min
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  • Summary

    Super delicious, super healthy and bursting with fresh, south of the border flavor, this entree salad is sure to please! Skip the shrimp and you have a perfect side for parties, picnics and potlucks!

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups cooked quinoa (I use this method for preparing perfect quinoa (3 cups is half of the recipe.))
    • For the dressing:
    • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
    • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
    • 2 medium cloves garlic (finely minced)
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • ½ teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
    • For the corn:
    • 3 medium ears fresh corn (unhusked)
    • For the shrimp:
    • 2 tablespoons sunflower (canola or other mild-flavored oil)
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano (finely chopped)
    • 1 ½ pounds raw (peeled and deveined shimp)
    • For the salad:
    • 2 medium zucchini (diced in 1/4 inch pieces*)
    • 1 medium white onion (diced in 1/4 inch pieces*)
    • 1 medium red bell pepper (diced in 1/4 inch pieces*)
    • 1 bunch scallions (thinly sliced)
    • ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh oregano
    • 1 15 ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed (optional))

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 909 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 68 g 103.94%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 43.07%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 544 mg 22.68%
    • Calcium: 172 mg 17.15%
    • Potassium: 1566 mg 44.75%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 7 mg 36.75%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 58 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 16 g 63.31%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 28 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 19 g
    • Vitamin A 22.11%
    • Vitamin C 38.1%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat12
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total8 oz-eq

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