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.
Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups of quinoa
- 4 cups of water
- 2 cups grape tomatoes quarter
- 1 pound cooked shrimp
- Salt and pepper
- ½ cup of chimichurri sauce
- 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.
- In a medium bowl mix all the salad ingredients and set aside. Toss the cooked quinoa with the rest of the ingredients and serve.
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!
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!
i absolutely love chimichurri, so i'm all over this salad!! especially when served in a ball jar 🙂
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!
Great use for chimichurri sauce, Erica! This beautiful dish looks so flavorful!!
I think this is definitely going to show up this summer.
Erica your salad looks amazing, I want some now. I have bean on a quinoa kick too. Great sauce.
Mmmm...this salad sure looks delicious! I have not tried cooking quinoa yet but I heard that they are full of goodness!
Everything about this makes me happy. I love fresh food, jar food, quinoa, avocado, shrimp. You nailed it. Healthy, happy and WHOLE.
Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me!
I would definitely dig into this Erica...all looks so delicious...and in a jar too!
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 🙂
Jenn and Seth
i love that you put these in mason jars! so cute! and this salad sounds so refreshing and delicious!!
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 🙂
La Diva Cucina
This looks simple and delicious. I like the idea of a meal in one salad. Quinoa is the new couscous!
We both thought about shrimp. Love the execution of flavors.
I do love it. Especially served in a jar. Just perfect for our picnic!!
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.
Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.