May
14

Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Quinoa Salad

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Grilled shrimp is layered over quinoa, fresh veggies and olive oil red wine vinaigrette! #DressingItUp with Pompeian red wine vinegar creates a refreshing salad everyone will love!

Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Quinoa Salad - made with fresh olive oil red wine vinaigrette!

Quiona salads have become my go-to meal for lunch. They are quick, easy and full of fresh fruits and vegetables. You can make them as light or heavy as you want. I like adding a little protein, like shrimp or chicken too. Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Quinoa Salad is full of fresh vegetables and is bursting with flavor. And now that the weather is warmer, it is perfect for grilling.

Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Quinoa Salad - made with fresh olive oil red wine vinaigrette! So fresh and irresistible!

Olive oil and red wine vinegar are two of the most versatile items that you can have in your pantry. I love using Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar because it is a great way to add flavor to a fresh salad. The quality is excellent and the vinegar creates a dressing full of a unique and distinct flavor. In celebration of National Salad Month and National Vinegar Month, I am dressing it up with olive oil, red wine vinegar and a little bit of lemon juice. The vinaigrette and other flavors combine to create a dish that is refreshing and perfect for summer.

Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Quinoa Salad - made with fresh olive oil red wine vinaigrette! So fresh and irresistible!

Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Quinoa Salad - made with fresh olive oil red wine vinaigrette! So fresh and irresistible!

Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Quinoa Salad - made with fresh olive oil red wine vinaigrette! So fresh!

Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Quinoa Salad - made with fresh olive oil red wine vinaigrette! Fresh and irresistible!

Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • For the shrimp:
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • For the salad:
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and diced, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the shrimp in a large bowl and marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes. Heat grill to medium-high. Remove shrimp from marinade and cook until opaque and cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  2. In a large bowl combine quinoa, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, feta cheese, and garbanzo beans. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar and lemon juice. Pour vinaigrette over salad and toss well to combine. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Layer shrimp over salad. Garnish with avocado and serve.
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39 Comments

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Natalie! The combination of Mediterranean flavors is the best!

  1. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    Pompeian vinegars and oils are my go to brand and I keep my pantry stocked with them as well. I love it when Publix has the big bottles of the EVOO on sale BOGO. I always stock up on it since I go through so much of it!

    Your salad looks great, Ashley, and it’s full of some of my favorite things – grilled shirmp, feta, avocado, quiona. It’s the perfect salad for a warm day or for a packed lunch at the office. Pinned!

    See you soon, Ashley! :)

    • Ashley

      Gotta love the Publix BOGO sales! Thanks so much for stopping by, Julie! See you in Miami :)

  2. Julia

    I love this salad!! The shrimp takes it to the next level!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Julia! I don’t know what it is about warmer weather, but I love adding shrimp to spring/summer meals!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Stephanie!

  3. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    This salad looks amazing!! So fresh and bursting with delicious flavors. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Ashley

      I hope you get a chance to try it, Zainab!

    • Ashley

      Thanks for pinning, Carrie!

  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    What a great salad! I just got my pompeian flavors and I can’t wait to make a delicious salad. This one is awesome.

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Meagan! Pompeian flavors are the best. I love how many different salad combinations can be made with them!

  5. Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy

    Ashley this shrimp salad sounds delicious, can’t wait to try it soon, it will be such an easy summer meal!

  6. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    What a great salad to make this summer! I love Mediterranean flavors and the shrimp added for protein is perfect. Pinning this to make very soon!

  7. Cindy Eikenberg

    Hi Ashley! This salad looks absolutely delicious! Excited to have a new salad recipe to add to my summer list! :) Thanks for sharing and pinning!

  8. Paula

    Perfect light salad. I love using Pompeian in my salad dressings!

  9. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I absolutely love the flavor combination of this salad! Quinoa is my favorite and looks so tasty with shrimp! Pinned!

  10. Medeja

    Shrimp is one of my favorite ingredients. This salad is so yummy!

  11. Joanne

    Quinoa salads are my favorite also and i can never say no to those mediterranean flavors! What a great way to ring in the warm weather with this light salad!

  12. Kelly

    This salad looks amazing Ashley! Love the flavors and sounds like the perfect summer salad! Pinned, can’t wait to try this :)

  13. Gloria // Simply Gloria

    Ashley, what a delicious recipe using the red wine vinegar! Pompeian happens to be my most favorite brand! I had to pin this one, because the fam would really love this!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Gloria! I hope that your family loves it!

  14. Ashley

    Totally agree – olive oil and red wine vinegar are my go-to for dressings! This looks awesome – I love salads like this for lunch or for dinner, especially during the warmer weather!

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