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Easy Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa Recipe
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Easy Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa Recipe in 30 Minutes

Although low in calories, you will find this dish full of flavor and extremely fulfilling. It is packed with nutrients and proteins.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Shrimp, Quinoa, Shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 230kcal



For the Shrimps

  • 0.5 lb. shrimps
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

For the Quinoa

  • 1 cup dried quinoa
  • 2 cups homemade vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 dried chili, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley/cilantro, chopped


  • Place the quinoa in a sieve and rinse for 2 minutes under cold running water, to remove the bitter coating.
  • Transfer to a pot, pour the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. Discard any liquid left and fluff it with a fork.
  • Sautee the onion and garlic for 3 minutes in a large skillet.
  • Add the dried chili and red bell pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes until the pepper is tender but still crunchy.
  • Bring in the quinoa and stir well. Cook for 2 minutes more. Add the cilantro, season with salt and freshly ground pepper, stir well and turn off the heat.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a separate pan. Add the shrimps and cook for about 5 minutes, until no longer translucent. Bring in the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
    Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa Recipe
  • Transfer the shrimps to the quinoa pan and stir well. Drizzle the lemon juice.
  • Serve immediately!
    Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa Recipe


There are many variations of the shrimp dishes.
  • One of them could be easy lemon garlic shrimp and quinoa. In this case you will add some lemon juice and zest while the shrimp is cooking so the flavors will combine.
  • Pineapple and shrimp fried quinoa is another delicious dish. This Asian alternative is served in a pineapple half and contains a lot of specific ingredients such as coconut milk, ginger and raisins.
  • You can also cook shrimp and vegetable quinoa fried rice. This follows the step of the classic fried rice and requires for eggs and various veggies.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.8g | Protein: 17.4g | Fat: 7.3g