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Shrimp Pesto Quinoa Bowls

February 01, 20231 min read

Need a dinner solution fast? Look no further than these succulent shrimp and quinoa bowls! Bursting with flavor from the pesto, they are not only scrumptious but also incredibly healthful. In just half an hour you can whip up this showstopping meal that is sure to please - don't be afraid to get creative and add in your favorite veggies or tailor it for meat-lovers by swapping out the shrimp for chicken, steak, tofu or edamame.

Recipe Summary


25 mins


25 mins




⅓ cup prepared pesto

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp (16-20 count), patted dry

4 cups arugula

2 cups cooked quinoa

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1 avocado, diced


Step 1

Whisk pesto, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Remove 4 tablespoons of the mixture to a small bowl; set both bowls aside.

Step 2

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, until just cooked through with a slight char, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove to a plate.

Step 3

Add arugula and quinoa to the large bowl with the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Divide the arugula mixture between 4 bowls. Top with tomatoes, avocado and shrimp. Drizzle each bowl with 1 tablespoon of the reserved pesto mixture.

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Dr. Carolyn C Snyder

 Dr. Carolyn Snyder is a licensed clinical social worker, has a doctorate in grief psychology, and is the owner of C. Snyder Counseling & Wellness. She is trained in psychology, hypnotherapy, mindfulness meditation, Qi Gong Healing, Shamanic Energy Work, mental health integrative medicine, health coaching, and much more. She firmly believes in the Mind, Body, Spirit connection and feels that all three areas of oneself must be in balance for happiness and a fulfilling life. In her work with clients, she strives to help them connect with their spirituality and live their life purpose. She believes that when we are living authentically and in alignment with our values, we can create an abundant life full of joy and satisfaction. 

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