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Overhead horizontal image of a shallow white ceramic bowl of quinoa with spices, honey, shrimp, blueberries, and sliced strawberries, on an off-white table covered partway with a blue place mat.

Berry Quinoa Salad with Shrimp

  • Author: Kelli McGrane
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Looking for a healthy lunch option to make during your weekend meal prep? Whip up a batch of make-ahead berry quinoa salad with shrimp.


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp, deveined with shells removed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Fresh thyme leaves, for garnish (optional)


  1. Place rinsed quinoa in a medium-sized saucepan with water. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Keep covered, remove from heat, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. While quinoa cooks, place cooked shrimp in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add lemon juice, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss well to combine, then set aside.
  3. Pour cooked quinoa into a large mixing bowl. Add honey, berries, and seasoned shrimp. Toss well to combine.
  4. Allow to cool, then place in refrigerator to chill for 3 hours, or overnight. Serve cold, sprinkled with fresh thyme leaves if desired.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Grain Salads
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Lunch

Keywords: quinoa, quinoa salad, grain salad, berries, summer, meal prep