Here’s an easy main dish gluten-free salad idea – Quinoa Salad with Shrimp. It’s actually a knock off of my Orzo Salad – but uses quinoa instead. The dish also includes grape tomatoes, olives, red onion, feta cheese and a lemon marjoram vinaigrette. I added Shrimp to turn it into a main dish. Last time I served this, I took the easy route and bought some cooked and peeled shrimp from the grocery store, since it was a weekday meal. However, if you have time, try this Roasted Shrimp recipe to cook your own shrimp. Grilled chicken is a delicious and less expensive option.
I like this dish for a summer picnic for two reasons… 1) it’s a one dish meal…. and 2) it doesn’t have any mayonnaise in it. But still be careful, since there’s shrimp involved. I like to serve it in this Chill Set I bought at Crate and Barrel a couple of year ago. I think Macy’s now carries something similar. The base holds a freezable ice pack that helps keep the salad cool. I also love that the serving pieces fit right in the lid!
This salad is quick, delicious and my gluten-free friends really appreciate have this option!