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Gluten Free – Quinoa Bowl with vegetables, and grilled shrimp

Feel free to customize this Gluten Free – Quinoa Bowl with additional toppings like avocado, feta cheese, or a sprinkle of fresh herbs according to your taste preferences. This dish is a celebration of freshness and nutrition, where each ingredient plays a crucial role in creating a symphony of tastes and textures.


For the Quinoa:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • Salt, to taste

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh lemon juice, for drizzling

For the Vegetables:

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup baby spinach

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook the Quinoa:
    • In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa, water or vegetable broth, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and water is absorbed. Fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  2. Prepare the Shrimp:
    • In a bowl, mix the shrimp with olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
    • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the marinated shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until they are opaque and cooked through.
    • Drizzle with fresh lemon juice before serving.
  3. Sauté the Vegetables:
    • In the same skillet or a separate one, sauté the sliced bell peppers, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes until they are tender-crisp.
    • In the last minute, add the baby spinach and cook until wilted.
  4. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey or maple syrup (if using), salt, and black pepper.
  5. Assemble the Quinoa Bowl:
    • Divide the cooked quinoa among serving bowls.
    • Top with sautéed vegetables and grilled shrimp.
  6. Drizzle with Dressing:
    • Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette dressing over the quinoa bowl.
  7. Serve:
    • Serve your delicious Quinoa Bowl immediately, and enjoy a nutritious and flavorful meal!

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