Quinoa and Shrimp With Fresh Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
11 ingredients
4-6 servings
I did it ....I jumped on the quinoa bandwagon!! I was so inspired by a recipe I had seen on Food Blogga and I used this recipe as a way to introduce myself to the quinoa (KEEN-wa). Quinoa has a nutty flavor and is a really nice light and fluffy alternative to long grain rice. It's considered a "superfood", high in protein, gluten free, and it cooks rather quickly. I'm sure it has many other superpowers but what really matters is that this simple recipe is super delicious!!!

Categories:  <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , low-calorie , low-sat.-fat , grains , main-dish , low-in... , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (64.34 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 196.19 Calories from Fat 72.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.1g 49.85%
Saturated Fat 1.12g 22.31%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 12.67mg 2.11%
Total Carbohydrate 28.1g 37.47%
Dietary Fiber 0.68 g 10.85%
Sugars 0.21 g %
Protein 3.96g 31.7%
Vitamin A 47.97IU% Vitamin C 0.09mg%
Calcium 6.34mg% Iron 1.23mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dry, fresh lemon, coarse salt, diced red onion, extra-large shrimp, halved cherry tomatoes, fresh, finely chopped basil