Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quinoa Pasta with Shrimp and that turnip salad dressing!!

Quinoa is a whole protein pasta..no cholesterol, no gluten, very low sodium and it does not taste like cardboard! It tastes like pasta! Do not overcook it.
I poached the shrimp in saffron and lemon water.

The recipe for the turnip salad dressing is in the previous post. This is a cold pasta entree. I did cut the turnips into smaller pieces..along with the cukes. The dill gives it a very fresh taste. A perfect dish on a summer day...or any day for that matter.

Note: I removed the saffron threads with a fork prior to draining the pasta. After draining, run cold water over the pasta. Shake colander and then add a TBSP of olive oil and stir so pasta won't stick together.


Laura [What I Like] said...

I just tried quinoa pasta for the first time the other day...loved it! Very pleasantly surprised, I was expecting a sticky mess. Shrimp look gorgeous by the way.

Glenna said...

Love quinoa--now I have to find the quinoa pasta. Yum!! (Kind of funny that we both did recipes with turnips. We must have ESP.)