Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

The Creative Cooking Crew this month is going to a “virtual picnic” and I’m bringing a delicious and simple Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad.

When I found out that the challenge for this month was a picnic dish, I knew I would make something fresh and simple, but full of flavor. This Quinoa salad was the perfect dish for the challenge. It is absolutely delicious and is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your Memorial Day picnic!

Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

This Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad comes together in just a few minutes, but makes an impression that lasts. It is great for entertaining large groups or even for an easy weeknight dinner or lunch! If you don’t like shrimp, feel free to replace it for diced cooked chicken or steak, either way you’re going to love it!

Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

Please visit Foodalogue on May 22 for a list of wonderful ideas from the group for your Memorial Day picnic.

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Ingredients

(4-6 servings)

    Quinoa

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups of quinoa
  • 4 cups of water
  • Salt
  • Salad

  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, quarter
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup of chimichurri sauce

Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

Directions

  1. Wash the quinoa in a fine strainer. Place the water, salt and quinoa in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl mix all the salad ingredients and set aside. Toss the cooked quinoa with the rest of the ingredients and serve.
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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve been using quinoa a lot lately and agree that it’s a perfect picnic food — light but satisfying, easy to transport, stays well, and delicious especially with shrimp and a chimichurri sauce. <must try!

  2. Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says

    I would definitely dig into this Erica…all looks so delicious…and in a jar too!

  3. says

    I’ve been looking for interesting ways to use quinoa and this salad definitely hits the mark! This would be great any time, but especially outdoors on a beautiful day :)

  4. says

    Who wouldn’t fall in love with that sunshine-y, happy, pretty salad? ..Serving them in the jar is a lovely idea indeed.
    Beautiful, flawless photos :)

  5. says

    Looks like we both had spicy salads on the brain for this… I love spice at picnics.
    Quinoa and chimichurri are brilliant together. This is one I will make for summer for sure and a great addition to the picnic.

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