Woohoo to a healthy and fast meal, right?! You gotta love when you can cook something for your family that is totally guiltfree yet super tasty. And this is what I was up to this week with Pesto Shrimp with Snow Peas over Quinoa!
There I was scanning through Pinterest (yes, shocking I know!) and this Ellie Krieger recipe caught my eye. I love pesto, because it’s a great way to add serious flavor to a dish with one ingredient. And this dish is so super simple and with a few good-for-you ingredients that it was a no-brainer not to make it.
The longest part of the whole process was cooking the quinoa…no joke. Just rinse and cook according to the package’s instructions (about 15 minutes). Now I know I’ve bemoaned my land-locked existence, so I also had to factor in a little time to thaw my frozen shrimp.
Then you just cook the shrimp in some olive oil and garlic, add some snow peas and then finish it off with pesto and lemon juice. Ta-da…that’s it! Serve it over the quinoa and enjoy! I’d say you can get 4 decent servings with this recipe. It got rave reviews from the peanut gallery (aka my mom and sister), when I made it over my lunch break for them this week. To say we devoured it happily, may just be an understatement.
My sister noticed my favorite part with her first bite. The lemon! I tell ya, that fresh lemon juice at the end resulted in adding the perfect acidity and balance to this dish. You’re going to love it! Not only as you can tell is it a cinch to throw together, but it was also healthy and delcious!
My mom had knee replacement surgery and this week not too much was sounding good to her. But as I was cooking this dish for lunch, she kept saying it smelled amazing, and she ate the whole serving I gave her, which was quite the feat! I was pretty psyched that I could make us something healthy that also “hit the spot” for her when it came to flavor.
Hope you enjoy this dish as much as we did. Click here for the recipe, nutrition info, and step by step instructions.
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