Garlic Butter Shrimp with Vegetable Quinoa
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-2 Tbls. butter
  • 1 cup shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • pepper to taste (you won't need salt thanks to the olives)
  1. Bring stock to a boil
  2. Add quinoa and reduce to a simmer, cook 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed
  3. Remove from heat, fold in olives, tomato, and artichoke hearts
  4. Cover and set aside
  5. In a saute pan, melt butter
  6. Add onion and cook until tender
  7. Add garlic and cook 1 minute
  8. Add shrimp and cook until pink, 3- 5 minutes
  9. Fold shrimp into quinoa mixture and serve hot
Inspired by a quinoa side dish recipe by Tyler Florence, I threw this together for dinner last night. It was delish!