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Quinoa Shrimp Salad

Lexington Medical Center has begun to host a new diabetes support and wellness group called “D2 & Me” for type 2 diabetes patients and their caregivers. The meetings, which are open to the public, help diabetics manage the disease by offering helpful information, including healthy recipes. Here’s one from the class. It looks delicious, doesn’t it?

Courtesy: www.cookingandcooking.com

Courtesy: www.cookingandcooking.com

Try this healthy, delicious and light Quinoa Shrimp Salad. It can be served warm or cold.

Serves 5

Ingredients
1 cup red quinoa
2 cups water
1 cup (about 160 g) grape tomatoes, halved
1 garlic clove, minced
340 g shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
3/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 celery stalks (about 1 1/4 cups), thinly sliced
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (you can add more, depends on your taste)
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
salt & black pepper to taste

Preparation
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and give it a quick stir. Cover the saucepan, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-17 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Then fluff with a fork. Allow it to cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the celery. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon zest, pepper and salt. Set the dressing aside.

In a large bowl, combine the celery mixture, shrimps, grape tomatoes, parsley and basil. Stir in quinoa. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve warm or cold.

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“D2 & Me” classes take place on the Lexington Medical Center hospital campus, at the hospital’s community medical center in Lexington, or off site for special events. Clinicians and experts who have special training in caring for people who have diabetes lead the classes and meetings. Our next classes are coming up!

December 9 & 17
Diabetic-Friendly Holidays

Laura Stepp, MA, RD/LD, CDE
December 9th class will be in the Lexington Medical Center hospital campus inside Lower Level Classroom 3 from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
December 17th class will be at Lexington Medical Center’s community medical center at 811 West Main Street in Lexington inside the first floor conference room from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Free and open to public

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