Grilled Chili Shrimp, Quinoa and Zucchini Ribbon Bowl

With Carrot and Grape Tomatoes

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Shellfish

Calories Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

A "dry rub" is a cooking technique where a spice mixture is rubbed on a meat or vegetable, and allowed a little time to let its flavor permeate and penetrate. In this case, chili powder is rubbed into shrimp before grilling to amp up its smoky, spicy, charred, awesomeness. A light dressing of rice wine vinegar let's the natural flavors of the zucchini, carrots and tomatoes shine through and quinoa, a superfood worthy of its title, provides the heartiness to keep you satisfied for hours.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • Info
    8 oz. Shrimp
  • 2 tsp. Dark Chili Powder
  • 1 Romaine Heart
  • 5 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 3 oz. Carrots
  • 3 Parsley Sprigs
  • 1 Shallot
  • ⅓ fl. oz. Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Grill Pan or Outdoor Grill
  • 3 Mixing Bowls
  • Step 1 - Start the Quinoa

    Start the Quinoa

    In a small pot over medium heat, combine quinoa, 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, about 15-18 minutes. Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill to medium.

  • Step 2 - Dry Rub the Shrimp

    Dry Rub the Shrimp

    Rinse shrimp and place in a mixing bowl with chili powder and a pinch of salt. Reserve.

  • Step 3 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Rinse romaine heart, tomatoes, zucchini, carrot, and parsley. Rough chop romaine and discard root end. Halve tomatoes. Using a peeler, cut thin ribbons from zucchini and carrot. Mince parsley. Slice half the shallot lengthwise into thin strips. Mince remaining shallot.

  • Step 4 - Grill the Shrimp

    Grill the Shrimp

    Coat the grill lightly with cooking spray. Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, or until fully cooked and firm.

  • Step 5 - Toss the Ribbon Salad

    Toss the Ribbon Salad

    Place rice vinegar, sugar, minced shallots and 1 Tbsp, olive oil in a small bowl. Place romaine, tomatoes, zucchini, carrot, half the minced parsley and sliced shallots in a large mixing bowl and add dressing to taste. Toss gently. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish

    Plate the Dish

    Divide quinoa between 2 bowls. Arrange salad around quinoa. Arrange shrimp around salad. Garnish with reserved parsley.