Shrimp Salad with Quinoa

shrimp salad with quinoa

Summer is approaching in my neck of the woods and it always ignites my taste for fresh and easy salads. In this recipe I’ve combined three of my all time favorite ingredients: avocado, shrimp and quinoa. I can’t get enough of them separately and now they are all together in one fresh, yummy dish. I have a soft spot for dishes that combine textures and flavors. Sour, sweet, crunchy, soft… I want it all! Here the dressing is a perfect blend of sour with a hint of sweet honey mixed in. Add the crunchy pear, soft, mellow avocado, sweet shrimp and slight bite of the quinoa and what you get is pure perfection. Is your mouth watering yet? Plus, this colorful dish comes together in less than 20 minutes with the help of your Aroma Rice Cooker.

Ingredients
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
3 cups water
20 uncooked shrimp
1 avocado, cubed
1 pear, cubed
1 head lettuce of your choice
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper

Directions
Place quinoa and 3 cups of water or stock into the inner pot. Place the Steam Tray in the cooker and add shrimp. Close the lid and set to Steam for 15 minutes.

Plate your lettuce and layer quinoa on top. Add the shrimp, avocado and pear.

Gently toss the remaining ingredients together and pour on top. Enjoy!

 

Over to You
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