Salad Cups with Quinoa, Shrimp, Avocado & Lemon Dressing Recipe
These salad cups rank with some of my favorite lunch recipes. Shrimp, avocado, quinoa and a simple lemon dressing come together for a light, delicious meal.
Servings: 4 Salad Cups
- ½ cup quinoa
- 1 cup water
- ¾ pound large raw shrimp peeled
- 1 medium tomato cut into ½-inch pieces
- 1 small avocado cut into ½-inch pieces
- 1 ounce Myzithra or feta cheese, crumbled
In a fine-mesh strainer, rinse quinoa well and drain.
In a medium pot, combine quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn heat to low. Cook until all the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, fluff the quinoa and transfer to a cookie sheet, spreading the quinoa in a thin layer, to cool.
Set a large saucepan of lightly salted water over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turn pink, 45 seconds to 1 minute.
Drain and immediately plunge the shrimp into ice water to stop the shrimp from cooking further.
In a medium bowl, mix together quinoa, shrimp, tomatoes and avocado.
Whisk together lemon juice, honey, oregano, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil.
Toss the dressing with the quinoa mixture. Gently stir in Myzithra (or feta) cheese. Divide the quinoa salad between 4 Boston lettuce leaves, using the lettuce as a bowl. Serve.
Serving: 1Salad Cup | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 1041mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 3.5mg