Hello friends & welcome back! I wanted to post this recipe for you guys today because it’s just so dang good! This recipe is a twist off of Minimalist Baker’s Garlic Pineapple Stir-Fry Quinoa. It’s essentially exactly the same but with cherry picked ingredients to cater to my dietary needs- either way this dish is absolutely amazing and I felt like I needed to share it!
Recently I’ve been trying to eat less meat, and more wholesome & raw foods. Summer is the absolute best time to do this, so I am just lucky enough to have my goals align with nature.
Ginger Pineapple Stir-Fry Quinoa– Feeds about 8-10 people
- 2 cups quinoa, rinsed
- 4 cups water
- 2 heads broccoli, trimmed, reserving stems and florets to the side
- 1 package Patagonia Pink Shrimp- thawed & shelled
- 2 packages frozen peas
- 1 container pineapple chunks
- 1 cup cashews, toasted
- In a medium sauce pot add the quinoa and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and let simmer until the quinoa has absorbed all of the water. Process takes about 25-30 minutes total.
- In another sauce pot filled 3/4 of the way with water and a dash of salt, bring to a boil. Add the broccoli stems and let cook for about 5 minutes. Drain & reserve to the side.
- Add more water & salt, bring to a boil and add the florets, let boil for about 1-2 minutes, drain & reserve to the side.
- In a sauce pan on high heat, add about 1 tbsp. of sesame oil. Add in the shrimp, stirring to sauté it for about 2-3 minutes. Turn the heat off and cover sauce pan to finish cooking shrimp through. Note: this may seem like a short amount of time to cook the shrimp, but letting it steam rather than sauté on high heat cooks the shrimp perfectly without them getting tough.
- Add the cooked quinoa, broccoli, peas, pineapple, shrimp and cashews to a large bowl and toss to combine.
Sesame Ginger Peanut Sauce:
- 2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (or brown sugar)
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp. fresh grated ginger (or jarred)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (or another nut butter you love)
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until sauce is smooth. Taste to check if you’d like to add any other flavorings.
- Add the sauce to the large mixing bowl with the quinoa, and toss to combine. Serve immediately. Note: if you want to serve your dish immediately, feel free to warm the sauce in a sauce pot to add more heat without cooking the shrimp, quinoa or veggies more.
That’s it! This recipe is so easy and delicious, I know you guys will love it! Let me know what you think, and share this recipe with a friend! Cheers!