By: Desmonae Flowers ( ADASHOFDES)
These festive salads are good for Taco Tuesday, served as an appetizer or lunch as it is filling and healthy. The ingredients are layered for a new flavor in every bite.Preperation Cook Time Total Time Servings 15 Min 32-36 Min 47-51 Min 6
2 cups quinoa White or Tri-Colored (rinsed)
3 large ears of Corn
2 cans Black Beans
1 cup diced fire roasted tomatoes
⅓ cup diced red onions
1 lb. Jumbo Shrimp (peeled and devained)
Cilantro for Garnish
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 cups of quacamole
½ cup Fresh ground black pepper and kosher salt mixed
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup Asiago Cheese
6 Small elevated bowls (Walmart, Party City or Dollar Tree)
In a small saucepan bring two ½ cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes until tender and most of the water will dissolve. Drain and let cool.
In a cast iron skillet or flat top heat to 350 F and grill corn for 5-7 minutes on each side and let cool. Cut kernals off the cob.
Place a pound of shrimp in 350 F cast iron skillet or on a flat top and grill until pink 7-8 and season with 2 tbsp of salt and pepper. Remove for heat
In a small saucepan heat up beans on medium heat for 5-6 minutes and remove from heat.
Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and garlic in a pan on medium heat until garlic is aromatic 5-7 minutes. Toss shrimp in mixture.
At the bottom of the elevated bowls place ⅓ cup of guacamole, next layer with ¼ cup of black beans, ¼ cup of corn, ⅓ cup of quinoa, the last layer will be a little of everything tsp of black beans, 1 tsp of corn, 1 tsp tomatoes, a dash of red onions, 4-5 shrimp, sprinkle with asiago cheese and lime juice. Garnish with cilantro.
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