This tasty, simple, and satisfying meal makes the perfect weeknight dinner for easy entertaining. Along with being a taste-bud pleaser, the blend of shrimp, quinoa, and onions is a great source of high-quality protein and potassium, which is always a plus.

9 Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2-4 dashes hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup raw shrimp (fresh or frozen and defrosted)


<ol> <li>In a medium sized bowl, combine soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, pepper, garlic, and hot sauce (if using). Stir until well blended and set aside. &nbsp;</li> <li>Combine quinoa and 1 3/4 cups water in a pot. Bring to boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked and tender. Remove from heat and set aside. &nbsp;</li> <li>While quinoa is cooking, begin cooking shrimp: Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and shrimp. When shrimp begin to turn pink, add sauce and continue to cook, stirring frequently. &nbsp;</li> <li>When shrimp is cooked through, add quinoa, and stir until well combined. Drizzle with soy sauce or fresh lime juice.</li></ol>

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