The gloriously beautiful and nutritious salad recipe below is courtesy of Self Magazine’s web site, Self.com. It’s just one of the lettuce-less salads they recently featured in a slide show.
These salads are from the April 2009 issue and, in addition to the Chilled Shrimp Salad (below), include an Udon Noodle Salad. It looks AMAZING and I can’t wait to try it. As a shrimp addict, however, I have to go for the Chilled Shrimp Salad first, though.
The Chilled Shrimp Salad is rich in protein, antioxidants, and niacin (which, as Self points out, is great for your skin). Click HERE to see all of these great salad recipes. While on the site, check out the tons of other healthy recipes and articles. I could spend hours on their site reading articles without ever looking up.
CHILLED SHRIMP SALAD RECIPE
from Self Magazine
* 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.
431 calories per serving, 9.6 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 3.7 g fiber, 49.4 g carbs, 41 g protein