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Pesto Shrimp + Quinoa Salad
It feels hard to believe (since there’s a foot of snow in my yard) that Spring is right around the corner. Once the warm sunshine and flowers are peeking through, I start to crave lighter meals and salads.
This Pesto Shrimp + Quinoa Salad is truly ALL THE THINGS! Thanks to the tasty homemade pesto, we have lots of flavors! And the Quinoa + Shrimp combination gives us lots of protein and just the right balance of complex carbohydrates. Add in some beautiful fresh produce = we have a medalist.
This entire meal comes together FAST… I mean if you’re going to make your own homemade pesto (which I recommend!) that will take 5 minutes, then you’ll need another 10 minutes to cook the shrimp and chop your veggies. Dinner out on the patio in 15 minutes anyone?!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and it becomes one that you make throughout the upcoming spring and summer months because it’s such a bright and beautifully balanced meal!
➡️ Try this with our Homemade Pesto Recipe.
- 2 cups vegetable stock or bone broth
- 2 Tbsps olive oil or avocado oil
- 1-1/2 lbs small shrimp, peeled and deveined
- sea salt and black pepper
- 1 large red onion, diced
- 6 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 4 Tbsps green pesto, more for serving
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa