Quinoa Salad With Lime Ginger Dressing and Shrimp

15 mins (prep 15)
15 ingredients
4 servings
This salad has a ginger lime dressing, scallions, cilantro and a bit of heat. Can be served as a side dish or a light meal. Cooked quinoa will keep for 3 or 4 days in the refrigerator. You can make the dressing and prepare the ingredients for the salad a few hours ahead. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is not a grain; it is actually a seed and related to the spinach family. When cooked, quinoa is light, fluffy, slightly crunchy and subtly flavored. It actually cooks and tastes like a grain, making it an excellent replacement for grains that are difficult to digest. Compared to other grains, quinoa is higher in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc than wheat, barley, or corn. Published in the New York Times, Nov. 8, 2008.

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Serving Size (37.6 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 160.06 Calories from Fat 157.59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.51g 107.73%
Saturated Fat 1.46g 29.1%
Trans Fat 0.06g %
Cholesterol 0.81mg 1.08%
Sodium 8.04mg 1.34%
Total Carbohydrate 1.23g 1.64%
Dietary Fiber 0.05 g 0.73%
Sugars 0.49 g %
Protein 0.32g 2.53%
Vitamin A 15.97IU% Vitamin C 2.45mg%
Calcium 10.9mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*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:
seasoned rice wine vinegar, fresh ginger, small, cooked quinoa, small, chopped cilantro, cooked medium shrimp