You may be wondering what bad moods, Pilates, and ballet have to do with this recipe.... hang with me, it's related.
Anywho- so while I'm doing my Pilates-thing, I start smelling lemon. My face is pretty much planted in my mat at this point... but I'm smelling lemon....? It smelled good, and I was getting hungry!
(see, told ya)
Then I remembered this quinoa corn salad I had made with a lemon vinaigrette. That was just a side dish, though, I couldn't have just that for dinner......
SHRIMP! I had boiled some shrimp the night before and they were sitting in my fridge.
Lemony Quinoa Shrimp w/Corn & Green Onions
3 tbs EVOO
2 tbs lemon juice
healthy pinch of black pepper
1/2 of one green onion, chopped.
(Whisk all together, let sit and get friendly)
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups water
(boil, then simmer until all liquid is absorbed. Transfer to large bowl then pop in freezer/fridge to cool)
1-ish lb of shrimp.
(boiled in salted water, peeled and completely cooled)
1-ish cup of frozen corn kernels
the rest of the green onion that was chopped for the dressing + more if you're like that.
*When everything is cool, toss it all together in a large bowl, serve and enjoy!
|THIS may have had something to do with my|
improved mood! :-)
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!