sunday recipe: chilled shrimp salad

over the past week i've been scouring the interwebs for delicious recipes in an attempt to be more health-concious [i refuse to diet]. i've found some culinary gems over at self that i'm really excited to try out...here's one of them.

chilled shrimp salad

this protein-rich dish virtually swims in antioxidants and niacin, which keeps skin healthy.

serves four



1 clove garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

6 tablespoons orange juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon salt


juice and rind from 1 lemon

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon black peppercorns

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (tail intact)

4 chunks watermelon (1 lb each), cut from the rind, cut into cubes

1 pound. heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges

1/3 cup crumbled feta

1/4 cup fresh basil, torn


for dressing...

combine all dressing ingredients in a blender
for salad...

fill a 4-quart saucepan with water and bring to a boil; add lemon juice, lemon rind, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns and salt. add shrimp, cover, remove from heat and let stand until shrimp is cooked, about 15 minutes. drain and cool 10 minutes, then refrigerate 30 minutes. line a large platter with watermelon and tomatoes. top with shrimp, feta and basil. drizzle with dressing. .

the skinny....

431 calories per serving, 9.6 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 3.7 g fiber, 49.4 g carbs, 41 g protein

[image + recipe via: self magazine]


Josie said...

This looks AMAZING. I'll definitely be trying it...
It's my first time on your blog and I LOVE it! Can't wait for more!
xxoo Josie

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oooh, your blog keeps getting better and better, girl!

CECELIA said...

thanks a million tieka and welcome josie!! so sweet :)

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