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Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Quinoa

Simple, fresh, and delicious. This Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe is made with only a few ingredients and packed with flavor. Make this from start to finish in only 20 minutes and have a healthy, filling, and satisfying meal on the table that the entire family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 340kcal


  • 16 oz. medium shrimp cooked, deveined, tails-off
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil or any cooking oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • fresh parsley optional


  • Heat up the oil and garlic over medium heat.
  • Add in the shrimp, paprika, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Sauté for about 7-10 minutes, or until everything is warm.
  • Serve over cooked quinoa with fresh parsley (optional) and enjoy!


  • If using frozen shrimp, fully thaw them in advance.
  • This recipe calls for cooked shrimp. However, feel free to use uncooked shrimp instead! Simply add in a little bit of extra time for cooking the shrimp.
  • Feel free to use precooked quinoa to save time!
  • This recipe does great as leftovers and can be eaten hot or cold for lunch or dinner the next day.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 4mg