Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Shrimp & Asparagus over Quinoa

Happy Hump Day!!

So I've been jumping on the eat better train and while searching Pinterest for recipes, I came across several variations of shrimp & asparagus - 2 things I love. However, those 2 things alone will not fill me up, so I married in one of my other favorites - quinoa.

This dish turned out so yummy and is great for a summer night dinner.


  • Asparagus (as much to your liking) chopped in half after cutting the ends off
  • 1 cup Quinoa 
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 15-20 large cooked shrimp
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • slat + pepper for seasoning


In one pot, cook your quinoa according to the directions (usually it's 1 cup quinoa + 2 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 10-12 minutes)

Meanwhile, in a large pan (I like to use my deep wok) heat your olive oil for a few minutes. Toss the shrimp in and season with salt and pepper.  Cook for about 5 minutes.

Remove the shrimp and set aside, add in the asparagus, chicken broth and lemon juice, simmer for about 6-8 minutes.

Once the quinoa is cooked, place in a bowl(s)

Add the shrimp back into your pan and heat through another 5 minutes.  Remove and add desired amount to your quinoa.



  1. This is 100% something I will be making - i've never tried it over quinoa, usually over risotto LOL! ox, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I'm not a big shrimp girl, but this sounds SO good. I could substitute with chicken! And girl, I STILL haven't tried quinoa. I really need to do that.

  3. I love this- my kids wouldn't but Jimmy and I would!!!

  4. Great recipes.Thank you so much for sharing these great recipes.