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.
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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!
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.
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!
Here’s the full recipe:
For the shrimp
For the quinoa