This clean eating quinoa garlic shrimp and cilantro salad is both different and delicious!
If you’ve been following along with me on Facebook, you probably know that I tried eating Paleo for three months. I had some “interesting” side effects, so I gave it up for about a month. But I realized pretty quickly that the benefits outweighed the minuses. So I did some research, figured out what the issues were, and then went back to my paleo plan. But….
While I was doing my research, my doctor also told me to add a few grains back into my eating plan to see if it would help. I figured that quinoa would be the most benign of all grains since in actuality, it’s a seed. So I’ve been experimenting a bit more with quinoa and it’s been a delicious experiment!
That said, now that I know what caused my initial issues, I will be giving up the quinoa again. But in the meantime, I’ll just take you on my little “back and forth trip” here and share this really yummy salad. It’s simple to make and so crazy delicious that it took everything I had not to eat it all in one sitting.
Portion control is a constant struggle…
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MORE CLEAN EATING RECIPES:
- Clean Eating Cilantro Quinoa Salad
- Clean Eating Vegetarian Quinoa and Avocado Salad with Carnivorous Possibilities
CLEAN EATING QUINOA GARLIC SHRIMP & CILANTRO SALAD RECIPE:
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1 lb. frozen pre-cooked shrimp (thawed and chopped)
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 7 medium garlic cloves
- 1 medium lime (juice only)
- 1 cup fresh cilantro (roughly chopped and loosely measured)
Combine the quinoa and water in a medium pot and bring to a boil
Reduce heat to low and cook covered for about 15 minutes or until the water is cooked out
Allow to sit and cool, fluff with a fork
While the quinoa cooks, sauté the garlic and shrimp in the coconut oil.
Do not discard the water that cooks out of the shrimp
Combine everything together in a large mixing bowl, allow to cool slightly and serve.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.