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Shrimp and Arugula Quinoa Salad

13 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 15 min Standing : 20 min
330 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa 180 g
2 cups water 500 mL
1/2 bunch arugula, coarsely chopped 80 g
32 mini-tomatoes (cherry, miniature or grape), halved 2 1/4 cups
2 tbsp capers 18 g
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 65 mL
4 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 lemon
1 1/4 tsp gingerroot, grated 5 g
cayenne pepper 0.1 g
40 shrimp, small size, cooked 220 g
4 tbsp chives, fresh, finely chopped 12 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Method

  1. Cook the quinoa in the water then let it cool down 10 minutes.
  2. Put the arugula, tomatoes, and capers in a salad bowl. Add the quinoa.
  3. Put the oil, lemon juice, grated ginger, Cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk, using a fork, until it is emulsified. Pour over the salad.
  4. Gently toss to combine. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with the finely chopped chives. Cover and chill for at least 20 min before seving to allow the flavours to meld.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (290g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

330

Fat

17 g

27 %

Saturated 2.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

12 %

Cholesterol

110 mg

Sodium

270 mg

11 %

Carbohydrate

28 g

9 %

Fibre

4 g

14 %

Sugars

2 g

Protein

17 g

Vitamin A

30 %

Vitamin C

25 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

39 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 servings
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¾ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C
Good source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Phosphorus, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Fruits 0
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 1 ½
Fats 3

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13 Reviews (13 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again