Ginger Lime Shrimp Quinoa with Red Pepper and Yellow Corn

This recipe is one I threw together and loved the flavor combination.  Healthy quinoa is topped with a ginger lime shrimp and accented with crunchy yellow corn and bright red pepper.  The flavors are bold yet taste fresh and simple.  I didn't write down how much of the red bell pepper and carrots I used (oops), so just eye-ball it to your preference.  Give this recipe a try if you're looking for something different!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • peanut oil
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 0.25 Pound shrimp
  • 0.5 cup yellow corn
  • carrots chopped
  • red bell pepper chopped
  • 0.25 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 0.25 cup lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest
  • sea salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Prepare quinoa as directed to on box and set aside.  In a medium skillet heat oil and add garlic and ginger.  Saute for 2 minutes.  Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes on each side until they are no longer opaque.  Add lemon juice, corn, carrots and red pepper and saute until soft.
  2. To make the dressing, whisk together lime juice, lime zest, peanut oil, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper.  Combine dressing with shrimp and quinoa.  Serve either warm or cold!

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