Simple salads: Make quinoa with garlic shrimp and more

Haile Thomas is serving up a variation of the dish that won her a trip to the White House: quinoa salad with garlic shrimp and avocado. Last summer the 12-year-old was one of 54 kid-chefs to attend the Kids' State Dinner, where she presented her healthy recipe. Also try Haile's salad skewers with honey mustard dipping sauce for a simple, kid-friendly snack.

Quinoa salad with garlic shrimp and avocado

Ingredients

    • 2 cups cooked organic quinoa
    • 1 can black beans
    • Vegetable or chicken stock (about 1 cup)
    • 1 pound shrimp
    • 2 cups fresh corn
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 bunch cilantro
    • 2 cups tomatoes, quartered
    • 1 lemon
    • 1 avocado
    • 2 tbsp. olive oil, more to taste
    • Sea salt
    • Garlic

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Salad skewers
Servings:

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • For skewers (makes 1):

    • Small wedges of baby iceberg lettuce
    • 2 pieces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    • 2 apple wedges
    • 1 red grape
    • 1/4 cup honey mustard dipping sauce
    • Skewer or chopstick, end trimmed
  • For honey mustard (makes 7 servings):

    • 1 cup yellow mustard
    • 1/2 cup local honey
    • 1/2 cup water

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