Does boiling water count as cooking? I’m not sure, so I decided to call this a “recipe”. Since only the quinoa needs to be cooked, everything else is just throwing it into the bowl. I mean extra credit if you place it in the bowl to make it look pretty 😉
Perhaps I am being too hard on myself, since really there aren’t many truly new recipes, but just tweaks on old ones.
Maybe a new combination or delivery method (ie the bowl trend right now, which drops the calorie-laden tortilla in many cases). But most things are familiar. Familiar is good. Easy is good.
Heck, you could even buy pre-cooked quinoa and then there’s really no cooking involved in this recipe. It’s brilliantly efficient and open to any tweaks of your own that make it an entirely new recipe!
Ps The boys love saying keen-wa.
Shrimp quinoa bowls
- 1 lb cooked shrimp
- 1 cup quinoa, cooked
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Cilantro leaves
- Juice of a lemon
- Olive oil
Cook the quinoa according to package. I sprinkled the shrimp with cajun seasoning, leave it plain or choose a spice you like (paprika, cumin, cayenne are some ideas). Divide among 4 bowls. Squeeze lemon juice and drizzle olive oil over all ingredients.