Make a delicious, filling shrimp quinoa veggie bowl, an all-in-one meal with cajun seasoned shrimp, fluffy quinoa, Swiss chard, onions, and colorful bell peppers. Make a delicious, filling shrimp quinoa veggie bowl, an all-in-one meal with cajun seasoned shrimp, fluffy quinoa, Swiss chard, onions, and peppers.
Looking for a healthy, yummy, complete meal? How about this Shrimp, Quinoa & Veggie Bowl?  Easy to prepare, and delicious… you’ll be eating a nutritious dinner in no time at all!

This really is a healthy all-in-one meal… pan seared shrimp and seasoning, super-food quinoa, and a few healthy (and colorful) veggies round off this easy dish. I simply put together a few ingredients I love, to create this one bowl meal.

If you can juggle cooking quinoa, and sautéing veggies and shrimp all at the same time, this dish will be ready in about 15-17 minutes… yay for multi-tasking! If not, no biggie- it will just take a few minutes longer to prepare.  Here’s how you make it:

Cook The Quinoa

First, rinse quinoa and drain, then cook according to package instructions. (Optional- If you wish to add a bit more flavor to the quinoa, add a large chicken bouillon cube to the water before cooking- I did this!)

The quinoa is cooked according to package directions.

This is what the quinoa looks like, when done.

Fluffy cooked quinoa is ready to use in the shrimp quinoa veggie bowl.

Cook The Veggies

While the quinoa is cooking, cook the veggies. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet. Sauté the onion, Swiss chard STEMS (set the chopped leaves aside), and bell peppers (I used red, orange, and green for color) for 2-3 minutes.

Add the chopped Swiss chard leaves and cook for an additional minute. The reason to cook the Swiss chard stems and bell peppers first is to give them additional cooking time necessary to soften them before adding the chopped leaves (which wilt and cook quickly!).

Swiss chard, bell peppers and onions are cooked before adding to the dish.

Add sautéed veggies to the cooked quinoa; keep warm.

The cooked veggies are added on top of the cooked quinoa in a bowl.

Pan-Sear The Shrimp

While the quinoa was cooking, I also cooked the shrimp.  In a medium bowl, combine the shelled, cleaned and de-veined shrimp. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning and a bit of dried parsley. Mix, to cover the shrimp with spices. Here they are before parsley was added.

Shrimp are peeled and de-veined, then lightly seasoned before cooking.

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet. Sauté the shrimp on medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink and cooked through.

The seasoned shrimp are pan-seared in olive oil.

Time To Make The Shrimp Quinoa Veggie Bowl!

Mix the veggies and quinoa together. Reheat in microwave, if necessary. Place hot mixture into individual serving bowls.

Veggies and quinoa are mixed together in bowl.

Top the quinoa/veggie mixture with several of the pan-seared shrimp. Serve the shrimp quinoa veggie bowl while hot, and enjoy this healthy and filling meal!

The shrimp quinoa veggie bowl is ready to eat!

Hope you enjoy this shrimp quinoa veggie bowl. The recipe, as written, makes 2-3 main course servings, but can be easily doubled.  If you can multi-task like a champ, you can cook the veggies and shrimp while the quinoa is cooking, so you can easily assemble the finished bowl all at once!

If you don’t want to use Swiss chard, then substituting fresh spinach or cooked/chopped broccoli would be another option. You really can’t hurt this dish… just get creative in your kitchen, and make it your OWN!

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Shrimp, Quinoa & Veggie Bowl
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Make a delicious, filling shrimp quinoa veggie bowl, an all-in-one meal with cajun seasoned shrimp, fluffy quinoa, Swiss chard, onions, and peppers.

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp quinoa veggie bowl
Servings: 3 servings
Calories Per Serving: 230 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For quinoa:
  • 1/2 cup quinoa , rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large chicken bouillon cube (optional, but helps to add flavor to quinoa)
For veggies:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup bell peppers , chopped (I used red, orange and green for COLOR!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (brown onion)
  • 2 cups Swiss Chard , separated (chop stems & set aside) (chop leaves & set aside)
For shrimp:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp (shelled and de-veined)
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
Instructions
  1. Rinse, then drain quinoa. Cook, according to package directions, adding chicken bouillon to the cooking water for flavor, if desired. When done, set aside and keep warm.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in skillet on medium heat. Add chopped onion, Swiss Chard STEMS, and bell peppers. Cook 2-3 minutes until stems have softened. Add chopped Swiss Chard LEAVES, and cook for an additional minute or until leaves have wilted and are cooked through (leaves will cook quickly). Add veggies to quinoa and keep warm.
  3. Sprinkle shrimp with Cajun spice and dried parsley flakes. Toss to coat shrimp with spices. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in skillet. When hot, add shrimp. Cook shrimp on medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink and fully cooked through.
  4. Mix veggies and quinoa together. Reheat in microwave, if necessary. Place hot quinoa/veggie mixture into individual serving bowls. Top with shrimp. Serve hot... and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp, Quinoa & Veggie Bowl
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 190mg63%
Sodium 965mg42%
Potassium 424mg12%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 2965IU59%
Vitamin C 58.8mg71%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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