Fresh flavors come together in this super simple shrimp and black bean quinoa entrée.  With great sources of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, this fast recipe is an easy win.

Shrimp and Black Bean Quinoa

Servings: 4


  • 1.5 pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ground Himalayan pink salt
  • 1-2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1-2 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced.
  • 1 bunch cilantro, rinsed and loosely chopped


In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add shrimp, salt to taste, and .  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until cooked through and shrimp is opaque.  Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package instructions and heat black beans over medium to warm through.  Serve immediately and top with avocado and cilantro to taste.

Nicole Berschback
By: Nicole Berschback

Cole is a wife and mom of three. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 2005. Her journey through self-mastery and anchoring herself in her family has been the most important and on-going practice of her life. Cole loves being active with her family, yoga, cooking, and spending time in nature.

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