Quinoa Shrimp Mango Pomegranate Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Quinoa Shrimp Pomegranate Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Quinoa Shrimp Mango Pomegranate Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette is reminiscent of a favorite salad I had enjoyed eons ago while Colt and I had gone on an overnight stay.

Eating this salad is like a mental vacay perfect for beating the winter blues with it's light and bright flavors.

It's loaded with Quinoa, Spinach, Mixed Baby Greens, Mango, Pomegranate Seeds, Walnuts and Feta  making it high in protein and a perfect lunch or light dinner.

The White Balsamic Vinaigrette is slightly sweet but tangy and pairs perfectly with the sweet mangoes and shrimp.

Plus with the holidays finally over we are trying to concentrate on eating healthier because we always seem to gain a few extra pounds.

What more could you want in A Lighter New Year recipe for Sunday Supper?

We are loving this new salad and I'm sure it's going to make a regular appearance on our dinner table for the weeks to come while we try to shed those post holiday pounds. 


Recipe, Quinoa, Shrimp, Mango, Pomegranate, Spinach, Salad, White Balsamic, Vinaigrette, Dressing
Recipe
American, Healthy
Yield: 5 ServingsPin it

Quinoa Shrimp Mango Pomegranate Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

A light, healthy salad filled with Quinoa, Shrimp, Mango, Pomegranate, Spinach, Walnuts, Feta Cheese, and a Creamy White Balsamic Vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Rated 55 based on 3 reviews
prep time: 15 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:


  • 1/3 cup White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper, Fresh Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • 3/4 pound Shrimp, Peeled
  • 6 ounces Baby Spinach
  • 4 ounces Mixed Baby Salad Greens
  • 2 whole Large Mangoes, Peeled and Diced
  • 1 1/4 cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1 cup Quinoa, Cooked (I used Red Quinoa)
  • 1 cup Walnuts Or Nuts Of Choice, Roughly Chopped
  • 1/3 cup Feta Cheese

instructions


  1. To Make Creamy White Balsamic Vinaigrette: In blender combined white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, water, sea salt, black pepper, and honey. Blend until smooth and creamy about 45 seconds. Set aside.
  2. In a large pan add 2 tablespoons of the creamy white balsamic vinaigrette heat until hot over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, cook until pink on both sides and cooked through. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combined baby spinach, mixed baby greens, mangoes, pomegranate seeds, quinoa, walnuts, feta cheese and cooked shrimp. Drizzle with 1/4 cup Creamy White Balsamic Vinaigrette and toss until well combined.
calories
681
fat (grams)
41
carbs (grams)
62
protein (grams)
31
sugar (grams)
28
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28 comments

  1. I haven't had a salad like this before, I love it and will definitely need to make it for lunch in the coming weeks. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous salad! Totally tasty looking too.

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  3. Oh my goodness, this is seriously beautiful! I love quinoa in my salads...such a great addition!

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  4. We make a salad in our house that is called Fancy Salad because it is so beautiful. Yours is definitely a Fancy Salad, Serena. Gorgeous and delicious!

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    1. I love that name Stacy! It makes it all the funner to eat!

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  5. Beautiful! And Quinoa makes it a complete meal!

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    1. Thanks Sonja! I almost left out the shrimp because Quinoa is so high in protein but the boys would think I was starving them..lol..

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  6. WOWZERS does this salad look and sound amazing! I haven't found red quinoa yet, but I love the way it looks in the salad.

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  7. The red quinoa is gorgeous in this dish. I love every single part of this salad.

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  8. I love every single thing in this salad. It's GORGEOUS and I would lick the plate clean!

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  9. So pretty! What a great idea for a dinner salad!

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  10. This looks amazing! I love how photogenic healthy food can be :-)

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  11. This beautiful salad is packed with so much goodness, you'd NEVER call it "lighter!" YUM!

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  12. Oh my stars, seriously this looks too good for words! Love love love the combo of the fruit and nuts and cheese! And that vinaigrette, yum!!

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  13. This salad has my name written all over it! Love, love, love it Serena!

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  14. This is a really beautiful salad. Suddenly I'm craving mango.

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  15. Salad me up for this one, Serena--I'm always ready for a good, complete-with-quinoa meal!

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  16. Beautifully done and so healthful, perfect for the new year!

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  17. I've never had white balsamic before and I want to try it NOW! On this gorgeous salad! I might have a liiiittle trouble finding it in China...but I'm pinning this so I can try it this summer!

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  18. This looks delicious - what a colorful salad :) Happy New Year!

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  19. wonderful salad. I love adding pomegranate to salads, great addition.

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  20. What an absolutely beautiful and eye-catching salad! Also - white balsamic for the win. It's one of my favorite vinegars!

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  21. I am all about salads right now and this has me craving shrimp! Yum!

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  22. This is how I eat pretty much every night and I love it. I would devour this salad!!

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  23. Beautiful and so healthy. Guess I need to get on the New Year bandwagon.

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  24. This is my kind of salad. Loaded with color, texture and TASTE! Kudos!!

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  25. This would be perfect for lunch today! Love the shrimp and Pomegranate Seeds!

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  26. This is the precise weblog for anybody who needs to seek out out about this topic. You notice so much its almost arduous to argue with you. You positively put a brand new spin on a subject that's been written about for years. Nice stuff, simply nice!

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