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Grilled Balsamic Shrimp

Grilled Balsamic Shrimp with Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

Healthy doesn't have to mean bland. This Grilled Balsamic Shrimp with Roasted Vegetable Quinoa is full of flavor but doesn't take hours to prepare! Simple yet flavorful, this is sure to become a favorite!
Course dinner
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword quinoa, shrimp
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 353kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 2 lbs shrimp large
  • 3 tablespoon minced onion I used a sweet Vidalia but you could substitute a red or green onion
  • 2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper*
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water or chicken stock
  • 2 to 3 cups roasted or grilled vegetables I used brussel sprouts, carrots and cauliflower


  • Mix onion, garlic, lemon, oil, vinegar, and pepper together.
  • Add half of the mixture to the shrimp and marinate 10 to 30 minutes, but not more than 30 minutes or the vinegar will begin to cook the shrimp.
  • Soak wooden skewers in water.
  • While they're marinating, cook the quinoa and vegetables.

For the Quinoa

  • Cook quinoa in water or chicken stock according to directions on package.For the vegetables
  • Roast or grill assorted vegetables until fork tender
  • Mix vegetables with quinoa and toss with half of the marinade mixture.

Grill Shrimp

  • Heat grill to medium.
  • Skewer shrimp onto wooden skewers.
  • Grill shrimp 1 and 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes on each side, watching carefully.
  • Remove when shrimp turn pink.
  • Serve with Roasted Vegetables and quinoa


*freshly ground pepper really does make a huge difference. I highly recommend it. Recipe from Paula @CallMePMc.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission that includes copying the ingredient list or entire recipe and posting in the comments on Pinterest. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you, Paula


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 5mg