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Grilled Asparagus and Shrimp Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Grilled Asparagus and Shrimp Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
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Grilled Asparagus and Shrimp Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
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  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes

Grilling brings out the flavor in fresh vegetables like asparagus. Add shrimp, quinoa, and refreshing lemon vinaigrette, and you have a delicious and quick spring or summer salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh asparagus, large spears (cut into 1" pieces)
  • 1/2 yellow or red bell pepper (cut into 1/2" pieces)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 14 oz can quartered artichoke hearts (drained)
  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen large raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 1/2 cups dry quinoa (cooked according to package directions)
For the Lemon Vinaigrette:
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh or bottled lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

1. Place vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and whisk; set aside.

2. Cut vegetables as directed.

3. Heat grill and grilling tray.

4. Place vegetables and shrimp in a large bowl; add about 1/3 of the vinaigrette (about 3 tbsp) and toss.

5. Spread shrimp-vegetable mixture over hot grilling tray.

6. Grill, turning shrimp and vegetables, until the flesh of the shrimp is an opaque color (about 5-6 minutes); remove from grill.

7. Serve grill mixture over cooked quinoa, and drizzle with vinaigrette.

Notes

Serving Suggestions: Serve with non fat-milk and grapes.

Source:

Produce For Better Health Foundation

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 460
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Sodium 420 mg
Carbohydrates 51 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 29 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 200 mg
Iron 6 mg
Potassium 860 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 460
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Linoleic Acid 4 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.4 g
Omega 3 - EPA 68 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 100 mg
Cholesterol 115 mg
Carbohydrates 51 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 29 g
Minerals
Calcium 200 mg
Potassium 860 mg
Sodium 420 mg
Copper 752 mcg
Iron 6 mg
Magnesium 192 mg
Phosphorus 552 mg
Selenium 33 mcg
Zinc 4 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 96 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.6 mg
Vitamin B12 0.8 mcg
Vitamin C 54 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 6 mg
Vitamin K 56 mcg
Folate 216 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.4 mg
Riboflavin 0.4 mg
Niacin 4 mg
Choline 156 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1 1/4 cups
Grains
2 1/2 ounces
Protein Foods
2 1/2 ounces