Quinoa Salad with Lime Ginger Dressing & Shrimp

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"I usually make this for my daughter when she comes to visit. It is nice and light on the tummy after the long drive from the coast."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (428.3 g)
  • Calories 751.7
  • Total Fat - 25.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 143.6 mg
  • Sodium - 709.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 96 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.5 g
  • Sugars - 6.2 g
  • Protein - 35.3 g
  • Calcium - 163.8 mg
  • Iron - 6.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Dressing: Combine all ingredients in jar and shake well; refrigerate.

Step 2

Salad: To cooled quinoa, add green onion, cucumber, cilantro and shrimp.

Step 3

Pour dressing over all and mix well.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very good salad which we enjoyed. I used multi-colored quinoa but skipped the sesame oil (out of) and used parsley instead of cilantro. Thanks for sharing!

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(17 Jun 2020)

Kitchen Magic

Love this salad! Great with shrimp and crab too!

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(26 Apr 2016)


MMMMM this was so good, to bad it's all gone I want more now! great salad I'll make it again many more times times, thank you Luvcookin

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(16 Dec 2013)


This is an awesome quinoa dish. I will be making this quite often, the sauce is just divine. I used mayo instead of buttermilk due to a food intolerance and it worked perfectly. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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(8 Aug 2013)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

This is my first try at Quinoa too. Glad i chose this salad. I had to taste the quinoa after i cooked it and was surprized that it had no flavour/taste at all on my palate, and yet the salad is wonderful, light, tasty and with lots of flavour! The veggies, all add to the pleasant result and of course the shrimp top it off. The cuke gives a lovely crunch, the green onions and especially the cilantro add flavour. The dressing is what really makes the salad, love the lime and ginger, great combo, with a wee bit of heat from the cayenne. The only thing i did not have in was the buttermilk so i subed with a tablespoon of no fat sour cream, it worked very nicely. Thanks Luv for making my first experience with quinoa a very pleasant one! (just made half a recipe, enough for 2 as a dinner salad.)

(19 Jul 2013)


This was my first time making quinoa and I was a little worried how this would be, but it was really delicious. I made it tonight to have with tuna burgers and it was a great combo that my family enjoyed!

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(28 May 2013)