Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Shrimp and quinoa


  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup bouillon ( I like clam, but chicken works too)
  • 8 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 small zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Squirt of lime juice


Boil the quinoa in the the chicken broth.  Set aside to cool.
Heat a fry pan, add lime juice and shrimp and cook until shrimp is pink and done.
Mix vegetables, olive oil and vinegar with quinoa.
Top with warm shrimp.

The best part of this recipe is that it is only 255 calories and is filling enough to be a full meal on it's own.

Calories : 255
Fat: 10g
Protein: 14g
Carbs: 28g
Iron: 20g
Calcium: 6g

This recipe is linked back to Cook & Tell at

Cook & Tell Recipe Link-Up from The Shrinking Kitchen