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Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers with Coconut Quinoa

I’m excited to share a quick and easy grilling recipe with you guys today! We love cooking and eating outside when the weather is nice, and these Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers with Coconut Quinoa, made in partnership with my friends at ALDI, are a new fave.

Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers with Coconut Quinoa - the perfect easy, healthy recipe for summer entertaining! @fannetasticfood

Three cheers for grilling season! Now that the weather is warm, it’s so nice to be able to mix up our simple dinner go-tos by using the grill. So many easy dinner possibilities! I’m a huge fan of grilled shrimp and grilled pineapple, so putting them together seemed like a fun choice for a simple, summery meal. The pineapple gets caramelized and sweet, with a touch of savory from the marinade, while the shrimp gets charred and smoky. Great flavor combo!

Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers with Coconut Quinoa - the perfect easy, healthy recipe for summer entertaining! @fannetasticfood

ALDI has everything you need for an easy and healthy summer meal, so you can grab high-quality food at affordable prices and then get back to enjoying the summer weather. Their Sea Queen Jumbo Easy Peel Raw Shrimp and SimplyNature Organic Quinoa are two new ALDI faves of ours that are featured in this recipe! (Here’s the ALDI store locator to find one near you.)

I wrote recently about how I’m loving coconut rice (rice cooked in coconut milk) – but this time I decided to try something a little different and make coconut quinoa. You guys – coconut quinoa is awesome! Quinoa already has a slightly nutty flavor, so cooking it in coconut milk amplifies the nuttiness and makes it so much more interesting and flavorful than regular ol’ quinoa. It also plays perfectly off of the Asian-inspired marinade with sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, and lime.

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Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers with Coconut Quinoa - the perfect easy, healthy recipe for summer entertaining! @fannetasticfood I love how easy this recipe is to throw together – just heat the grill, toss shrimp and pineapple in the marinade, skewer them, and grill for a few minutes. In the meantime, combine coconut milk, quinoa, and water in a pot and simmer until fluffy. You can also throw some extra veggies on the grill for a balanced, colorful meal; asparagus is a great match here, as are peppers. You can make some extra marinade for the veggies, or just dress them in a little oil, salt, and pepper – whatever you like!

If you don’t have a grill or are tight on time and want to make this recipe without the skewers, that will work too – just pan sear the shrimp and pineapple in the sauce, and roast your veggies separately in the oven. Lots of options here, grill or not!

Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers with Coconut Quinoa - the perfect easy, healthy recipe for summer entertaining! @fannetasticfood

Here’s the full recipe:

Serves 4     adjust servings

Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers with Coconut Quinoa

Prep Time 10 minutes Prep Time
Cook Time 20 minutes Cook Time
Total Time 30 mins Total Time

 

Ingredients

For the shrimp

  • 2 (12 oz) packages Sea Queen Jumbo Easy Peel Raw Shrimp, peeled
  • 3 cups diced pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons Fusia Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon SimplyNature Organic Wildflower Honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 green onions, sliced (optional)
  • Optional veggie side of your choice (asparagus, zucchini, mushrooms, and peppers do well here, either roasted or grilled)

For the quinoa

  • 1 & 1/2 cups SimplyNature Organic Quinoa
  • 1 15-oz can coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Salt

Instructions

Preheat grill over high heat.
Combine the quinoa, coconut milk, water, and salt in a medium pot. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Set aside.
Meanwhile, stir together the soy sauce, honey, ginger, sesame oil, lime juice, and green onions in a large bowl. Add the shrimp and pineapple and toss to coat.
Thread the shrimp and pineapple onto metal skewers.
Grill skewers for 3-4 minutes per side, until pineapple is caramelized and shrimp is pink and opaque.
Serve shrimp and pineapple over quinoa with a squeeze of lime and grilled veggies of your choice.
 
Thank you to ALDI for sponsoring this post! Check ALDI out on their healthy living page and FacebookPinterestTwitter, and Instagram for more affordable healthy recipe inspiration!

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Recipe Notes

 

What are you most excited to cook on the grill this summer using affordable ALDI finds?

Comments

  1. 1
    Diana S Johnston says:

    I am definitely making this! We are in such a weeknight dinner rut so I am in need of new recipes that don’t take forever to put together. This sound perfect!

  2. 3
    Roadrunner says:

    Those look awesome! Time to clean up the grill and get to it….

  3. 4
    TrackBuddy says:

    Oooooh that looks fantastic!

  4. 5

    I love Aldi too! And grilled pineapple :)

  5. 7
    Laura Strnad says:

    Can another oil be used besides sesame in this recipe? I love Aldis myself because it is cheaper there than other stores.

  6. 9

    I’m not a huge shrimp fan but the recipe looks amazing otherwise. What do you think of replacing the shrimp with either salmon or chicken breast?

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