Warm Quinoa Salad With Shrimp and Asparagus

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by VegSocialWorker

From wholefoods.com. This is similar to either fried rice or a pilaf, but using quinoa instead of rice. The lemon and garlic is very tasty with the shrimp. To prepare the quinoa, I always wash it very well and then toast it for about 10 minutes on medium heat in a small non-stick pan first. Even though I have made this recipe, I am not 100% sure on the total time it takes to prepare this dish, so consider it an estimated time.

Top Review by Snowdays

This is my favorite thing to cook at home. Every single ingredient is fresh and healthy. Thank you!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat, and sauté the garlic and onion for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, and continue to sauté for 1 more minute.
  3. Add the vegetable stock, white wine, lemon juice, lemon zest, pepper and salt, and bring it to a boil.
  4. Stir in the quinoa, and simmer on a low heat with the saucepan covered for about 20 minutes, or until the quinoa is almost tender to the bite.
  5. Add the shrimp to the saucepan on top of the quinoa and simmer for 3 more minutes.
  6. Add the asparagus and peas on top of the shrimp and simmer for 3 more minutes.
  7. Top the dish with the roasted cashew pieces, scallions, and chopped parsley. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.

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