Shrimp + Quinoa Fajitas in Collard Green Wraps

CategoryDifficultyBeginnerYields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

Enjoy these shrimp tacos wrapped in collard greens!

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For Quinoa
 ¾ cup quinoa
 1 ½ cups water
For Shrimp
 1 lb shrimp
 2 bell peppers, diced
 1 red onion, diced
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 tsp spicy taco seasoning (I like Simply Organic brand)
 4 large collard greens leaves, washed and dried
 salsa of your choice
 fresh cilantro for garnish



Cook quinoa: Rinse quinoa.  Place quinoa and 1 1/2 cups of water (use a 1:2 ratio of quinoa to water for cooking) in a medium pot.  Bring quinoa to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low and cover. 

Cook for 15-20 minutes without stirring until you can fluff the quinoa with a fork.  Set quinoa aside.

Prepare fajitas: Mix 1 Tbsp of olive oil and 2 tsp taco seasoning in a medium bowl.  Mix in shrimp and coat thoroughly.

Heat a large saucepan or grill pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil to medium heat.  Add chopped bell pepper and onion and saute for 3-4 minutes until soft.  Add shrimp mixture to the pan.  Cook until shrimp is pink and opaque.  Drizzle extra seasoning and oil into pan to coat peppers and onions.

Wrap shrimp fajita mixture with 1/2 cup quinoa, chopped cilantro, and your favorite salsa in a collard green leaf burrito-style and enjoy!


3 Proteins, 1 Starch, 1 Fat


Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 7g29%
Sugars 6g
Protein 34g68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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